New for 2024 Distributions
Based on customer feedback, we will be adding the following test designs:
DNA Database Test The DNA Database proficiency test will contain two (2) known contributor blood samples on bloodstain cards. The DNA results (STR and YSTR analysis) will be collected for these tests. The DNA Database proficiency tests will be distributed two times a year (Winter and Summer).
Declared Double Blind and Static Proficiency Test Designs Forensic Assurance provides both Declared Double Blind and Static (Standard) proficiency test designs. Our Static proficiency test design allows for a more economical option while maintaining the quality that has been demonstrated with our Declared Double Blind tests.
Declared Double Blind Test Design: Each forensic practitioner will receive a test composed of randomly selected unknown and/or known proficiency testing items, with the correct answers being specific to each test. Participants will be unable to gain information regarding the answers to their test through discussions with others participating in the same testing cycle, or with those administering the test. These blind elements are incorporated into the design of our tests to reduce the effects of bias on testing results. Forensic Assurance proficiency tests are declared (the participant knows that they are taking a test).
Standard (Static) Proficiency Test Design: Each forensic practitioner will receive a test containing the same testing items/samples as others in their laboratory, with the correct answers being the same for all the tests. The test will be comprised of some of the same proficiency testing items used in the declared double blind test design and the samples used will be different for every testing cycle.
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