2023 Microscopic Hair Comparison Proficiency Test

This test is designed to challenge the forensic trace evidence analyst or biologist that routinely compares and screens human hair samples to determine whether two samples could have a common origin. It is designed for the trace evidence or biology examiner who may exclude hairs from subsequent DNA analysis due to their microscopic characteristics in relation to a known source. Samples consist of groups of questioned human hairs to compare to groups of known human hairs. Analysts are asked to determine if there is tissue present on the human hairs. All distributed samples are examined and compared by two court qualified examiners to ensure homogeneity between test samples. There are a limited number of this test available, please order early to ensure availability. This test will be distributed in July 2023. Order deadline for this test is November 15, 2022.

This test is included on the FTS Scope of Accreditation to ISO/IEC 17043:2010.

2023 Microscopic Hair Comparison Proficiency Test
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  • Item #: FTS-23-HAIR1
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Price $655.00