Detecting male DNA in forensic samples faster, more efficiently and more cost-effectively, for sexual-assault and other types of cases.
New legislation and media scrutiny regarding processing sexual-assault evidence-collection kits more quickly have prompted labs to take a second look at their laboratory-processing steps for these types of cases.
PROBLEM: Traditional serological testing methods can be labor-intensive as well as time-consuming, and testing efficacy can vary depending on the expertise of each bench analyst.
SOLUTION: Since 2010, Sorenson Forensics has optimized and implemented a high-throughput serology process (Y-screening) that has significantly increased our laboratory’s capacity to analyze more sexual assault evidence on a monthly basis.
We have utilized our Lean Six Sigma expertise to create guidelines and thresholds for our Y-screening results in order to identify and focus on the success rates of obtaining a DNA profile for comparison and/or CODIS upload.