Serology and DNA Case File Review:
With the advent of newer, more sensitive technologies and procedures, DNA evidence is being used in more criminal cases than ever before. No longer reserved for the most violent of crimes, even simple burglaries and drug possession cases are submitted to the lab for DNA analysis. Since DNA can transfer through a mere touch, how can you ensure the results obtained are accurate?
With ever-increasing caseloads and pressure to speed up case turn-around-times, mistakes in even the very best of labs can and do happen. How can you be sure that the results in your case are error-free? And, perhaps even more importantly, how can you catch an error before your client is facing jail time?
One way to ensure the correct results were obtained is to hire an independent forensic DNA consulting firm such as Ryan Forensic DNA Consulting. The serology and DNA results will be reviewed in detail for accuracy and adherence to laboratory protocols and potential errors, contamination events, or even DNA mix-ups will be highlighted.
And, just as importantly, once the review is completed we can assist you with your understanding of DNA in general, what the DNA results actually mean, and the possible implications of those results.
Review of DNA case files at Ryan Forensic DNA Consulting includes a complete review of your client’s serology and DNA results, reanalysis of electronic DNA data using Applied Biosystems’ GeneMapperID software or SoftGen’s GeneMarker HID software, a complete review of the laboratory’s manuals including SOPs, Quality Assurance, and validation manuals, a review of the laboratory’s contamination/carry-over/unexplained profile logs, and a review of the lab’s accreditation documentation including past audit reports.