Back to Standards for Relationship Testing Laboratories, 13th Edition – Print
The 13th edition of Standards for Relationship Testing Laboratories features new and revised requirements in areas such as employee qualification, facility monitoring of potentially fabricated documents, and the identification of non-chain of custody cases.
Significant changes in the 13th edition include:
- A new standard, 18.104.22.168, requires that all laboratories have policies, processes, and procedures to ensure that all collectors are trained.
- A new standard, 22.214.171.124, was created to allow for cases where a determination of relationship is being performed in a nonparentage situation.
- Standards 5.3.8 through 126.96.36.199 are new to the edition and have been added to cover two-party comparisons of full siblings, half siblings, avuncular, and single grandparentage likelihood ratios.
- New Standards 5.4.2 through 188.8.131.52 have been written to ensure that laboratories using closed systems have policies, processes, and procedures for their use.
(2017, AABB, softcover, ISBN: 978-1-56395-955-4)
Effective date: Effective date: January 1, 2018
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