Forensic DNA

Forensic DNA

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Standard (Static) Proficiency Test Design: $125

Declared Double Blind Proficiency Test Design: $180

 

Description: Each proficiency test design will include randomly selected neat and/or mixture samples.  All tests will contain multiple known contributor samples and multiple samples of unknown stains collected on various substrates.  The DNA results (STR and/or YSTR) will be collected for these tests.  Serological screening is not required in this test with the body fluid contents of each sample being provided to the participant.  The DNA Proficiency Tests will be distributed four times a year (once per quarter).  The distribution of these tests have been structured and scheduled to accommodate laboratories meeting the test frequency requirements of the DNA Advisory Board (DAB) FBI Quality Assurance Standards (QAS). Click here for more information.

Summer 2017 Forensic DNA Proficiency Test
Distribution: week of July 10, 2017
Answer Submission Deadline: October 9, 2017

 

Fall 2017 Forensic DNA Proficiency Test
Distribution: week of October 9, 2017
Answer Submission Deadline: January 8, 2018

 

Winter 2018 Forensic DNA Proficiency Test
Purchase Deadline: November 1, 2017

Distribution: week of January 22, 2018
Answer Submission Deadline: April 23, 2018

 

Spring 2018 Forensic DNA Proficiency Test

Purchase Deadline: November 1, 2017
Distribution: week of April 9, 2018
Answer Submission Deadline: July 9, 2018

 

Summer 2018 Forensic DNA Proficiency Test

Purchase Deadline: March 1, 2018
Distribution: week of July 9, 2018
Answer Submission Deadline: October 8, 2018

 

Fall 2018 Forensic DNA Proficiency Test

Purchase Deadline: March 1, 2018
Distribution: week of October 8, 2018
Answer Submission Deadline: January 7, 2019

 

Standard Proficiency Test Design: Each forensic practitioner will receive the same test samples as others in their laboratory, with the correct answers being the same. The test will be comprised of some of the same proficiency testing items used in the declared double blind test design, and the samples that are used will be different for every testing cycle. The static proficiency tests will have the same purchase deadlines, distribution dates and answer submission deadlines as the declared double blind test designs.

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). 

Additional Information

Weight0.1 oz
Dimensions9 x 6 x .2 in