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What Every Law Enforcement Officer Should Know About DNA Evidence

Investigators and Evidence Technicians

Collection of Tissue, Organs, or Bones

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Collection Procedures for Tissue, Organs, or Bones

Collection procedures for collecting old tissue, organ, or bone are:

  • Pick up the evidence with a gloved hand
  • Evidence still connected together should be collected together
  • Evidence should be placed in a clean container (and stored as cold as possible)
  • Submit the evidence to the lab as soon as possible

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