Body fluid screening: Body fluid screening typically includes screening for blood, semen, and saliva but, if requested, can also include urine, feces, menstrual blood, or vomit.
DNA quantitation: DNA quantitation includes assessing the quantity and quality of DNA and determining whether male DNA, female DNA, or both are present. SERI analysts can quantitate DNA from swabs, stains, cuttings, cartridge casings, and many other items.
DNA (STR) analysis: DNA analysis includes analyzing DNA for the presence of short tandem repeats (STRs) in order to develop a DNA profile that may be suitable for comparison to DNA from reference samples, other evidence, or profiles in CODIS.
CODIS uploads: SERI partners with a CODIS laboratory to evaluate and upload qualifying samples into the FBI’s national Combined DNA Index System (CODIS), where the profiles will be searched against a criminal database and a database of unsolved cases. If the profile matches or “hits” against profiles in the databases, a CODIS administrator will notify the client directly.