We take great pride in our DNA capabilities, which include:
- Autosomal STR Analysis Using Investigator® 24plex
- Y-Chromosome STR Analysis Using Yfiler ®
There are two main aspects of forensic DNA analysis that produce useful genetic profiles. The first is the ability to locate pertinent human biological material on evidence items and the second is the ability to recover, handle, and analyze DNA in a way that maximizes the potential for useful results. We distinguish ourselves in both aspects Our forensic DNA analysts use care and expertise to succeed at obtaining useful genetic profiles where other labs might fail.
Our laboratory adheres to a strict quality assurance/quality control program. Our DNA Evidence and Forensic Biology 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 Criminalistics Laboratory in New Iberia, Louisiana, that permits unknown suspect DNA profiles for search in the FBI CODIS database.