All Manuals for the Department of Forensic Biology can be found below based on the date the manual was effective. Dates are listed as MMDDYY.
Management System Manual: The Management System Manual is the top tier document in the management system. It provides an overall guide to the management/quality system of the Department of Forensic Biology. It contains references to other management system documents that have more detailed information.
Administrative Manual: This manual contains procedures with laboratory-wide application pertaining to laboratory planning, organization, and documentation.
Evidence and Case Management Manual: This manual contains procedures related to (1) evidence intake, distribution, and return; and (2) case handling, including evidence examination guidelines; handling, evaluation, and troubleshooting of cases which are in progress; report writing and reviews.
Quality Assurance/Quality Control Manual: This manual contains procedures pertaining to the Department's quality assurance and quality control activities, for example, proficiency testing, reagent preparation and performance testing, validation, and equipment calibration and maintenance programs.
Scientific Procedures Manuals: The manuals are: Serology Procedures Manual, Protocols for Forensic STR Analysis Manual, and Protocols for Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) Analysis Manual. These manuals contain current procedures pertaining to the analytical testing of biological specimens.
Training Manual: The Training Manual details in-house training in the Department.
CODIS Manual: The CODIS Manual details the protocols associated with verifying, uploading, and reporting of forensic profiles in relation to the CODIS system.
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Manuals effective June 20, 2016 - Current
Management System Manual
Evidence and Case Management Manual
Quality Assurance / Quality Control Manual
Serology Procedures Manual
Protocols for Forensic STR Analysis Manual
Protocols for Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) Analysis Manual
Manuals in use before the first date effective listed can be found in the 2010-2013 section of this site.
Manuals in use before the first date effective listed will be found in the 2005-2009 section of this site.
Any manuals below with the name "in effect for" may contain more than one version of each section. Please check the date effective of each section when multiple sections are present. For CODIS Manuals, use the "Last Revised" date.
Manuals in use before the first date effective listed will be found in the 2000-2004 section of this site.
See Protocols for Forensic STR Analysis Manuals effective 060808 for further low copy number procedures.
Manuals in use before the first date effective listed will be found in the 1995-1999 section of this site.
Manuals in use before the first date effective listed should be found in the 1992-1994 section of this site.