NIJ Training: Laboratory Orientation and Testing of Body Fluids and Tissues for Forensic Analysts

Forensic Biology Intro Image (Laboratory counter and Centrifuge)

This course provides information in the two lessons Laboratory Orientation and Testing of Body Fluids and Tissues.

The first lesson addresses basic procedures, safety requirements, and the laboratory's quality assurance program(s).

The second lesson is an overview of historical and contemporary techniques used to characterize body tissues. Some techniques are still used in the examination of body fluids, while knowledge of others, such as ABO and multi-enzyme systems, is of value if old cases are opened for review.

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