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STR Data Analysis and Interpretation for Forensic Analysts

Reporting Guidelines

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A report contains the conclusions that an analyst has made based on the scientific data and established interpretation procedures.

An inclusion or match is reported when all the loci from which a result is obtained match between a questioned sample and a known sample. With the exception of paternity testing, if the result for even one locus does not match and is discordant, an exclusion is declared. A minimum of a two-locus exclusion is needed in order to declare an exclusion for paternity.

Read more about the rules for parentage and relatedness in course: Population Genetics & Statistics




Inconclusive/ Uninterpretable


No Results

No results are reported when there is no discernable allelic activity observed at a locus.

Read more about Reporting in course: Communicating Results.

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