Laboratory Records

Written records should be maintained that document all of the observations and findings made during testing. Such records may become invaluable during courtroom testimony in which allegations of poorly performed testing are being made. Laboratory records should include signed/dated procedural notes generated by the individuals performing the testing; a list of the specific equipment used during the testing; photographs, charts, and graphs related to the testing; chain of custody forms documenting the handling of the evidence by the laboratory; and information regarding the complete consumption or the disposition of remaining evidence.

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