The Serology/DNA section examines physical evidence collected through medical-legal and/or crime scene investigations to determine the presence of body fluids such as blood, semen, and saliva. The analysts compare the DNA profiles obtained from evidence body fluid stains with known DNA profiles of submitted known standard samples to identify likely sources of the unknown body fluid stains.

The section participates in the Combined DNA Index System (CODIS) allowing for the exchange of forensic DNA evidence across multiple jurisdictions.

Unless otherwise specified in a laboratory report, genetic profiles entered into CODIS are uploaded to the National DNA Index System (NDIS) and/or State DNA Index System (SDIS) and searched indefinitely. Should the genetic profile(s) match to another genetic profile in CODIS, the investigating agency will be contacted, as appropriate.

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