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Principles of Forensic DNA for Officers of the Court

After Reference Samples Are Collected, Where Are They Taken, and What Is Done With Them?

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Once samples are collected, they are stored in a secure facility for future testing by the DNA laboratory. Victims should be advised that there may be delays in testing, due to factors such as laboratory backlogs or analysis complexity.

Additionally, the victims should be aware that they, or others, may be requested at a later date to submit reference samples for testing.

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