Partnering with Law Enforcement and the Criminal and Civil Courts Since 1982
Our forensic biology team has been conducting criminal and civil investigations since 1982 and has been conducting PCR-based DNA analysis over the past 25 years. We have been on the forefront of forensic analysis from a single gene to the state-of-the-art amplification of numerous STRs.
National Acclaim for DNA-based Investigations on Complex Cases
We had the privilege of assisting prosecutors and defense attorneys from across the country with complex evidence such as multiple profiles, mixed evidence, limited biology material to old evidence and more. Our scientists have worked on hundreds of criminal cases, as well as conducting over 100 post-conviction DNA-based investigations that have earned us national acclaim. Our work has also led to the exoneration of over 50 wrongly-convicted defendants including several that had been sentenced to death.
DNA & Forensic Biology Services includes:
- Evidence Examination for Biological Material
- State of the Art DNA Typing
- Evidence Screening / Serology
- Autosomal STR Analysis Using Investigator® 24plex and Identifiler ®
- Y-STR Analysis Using Yfiler ®
- Amylase Diffusion
- p30 Protein Testing, etc.
- DNA Profile Interpretation Using STRmix™ Probabilistic Genotyping Software
Our laboratory adheres to a strict in-house quality assurance/quality control program and our DNA section is accredited by ANAB to the current ISO/IEC 17025 international standard and FBI QAS for biological screening and autosomal and Y-chromosome STR analysis in forensic casework. We maintain a trusted relationship with Acadiana Crime Lab that affords us access to search the FBI CODIS database for the genetic profiles we generate.