2023 Basic Hair Screening Proficiency Test

This test is designed to challenge the forensic biologist or trace evidence analyst who routinely screens human hair samples to determine whether a sample is of human origin. It is designed for the examiner who performs limited microscopic hair examinations and does not compare and exclude human hairs from subsequent DNA analysis due to microscopic characteristics in relation to a known source. Samples consist of questioned human hairs, animal hairs or other materials to determine human vs. non-human origin; whether or not tissue is present and somatic origin for human hairs. All distributed samples are examined by two court qualified examiners to ensure homogeneity between test samples. 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 Basic Hair Screening Proficiency Test
  • Item #: FTS-23-HAIR2
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Price $435.00