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ASTM E3255

Standard Practice for Quality Assurance of Forensic Science Service Providers Performing Forensic Chemical Analysis

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Organization: ASTM
Publication Date: 1 January 2021
Status: active
Page Count: 8
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This practice discusses procedures for quality assurance of forensic science service providers performing forensic chemical analysis. This practice provides a framework of quality in the processing of evidence, including: maintaining a quality management system; personnel duties, qualifications, training, and education; facility considerations; evidence handling; analytical procedures; instrument and equipment performance; chemicals and reagents; casework documentation and reporting; proficiency and competency testing; method validation and verification; audits; deficiency of analysis; and documentation requirements. Annex A1 - Annex A3 provide additional procedures that are discipline-specific.

This practice cannot replace knowledge, skills, or abilities acquired through appropriate education, training, and experience (see Practice E2917), and is to be used in conjunction with professional judgment by individuals with such discipline-specific knowledge, skills, and abilities.

This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.

Document History

ASTM E3255
January 1, 2021
Standard Practice for Quality Assurance of Forensic Science Service Providers Performing Forensic Chemical Analysis
This practice discusses procedures for quality assurance of forensic science service providers performing forensic chemical analysis. This practice provides a framework of quality in the processing...
October 1, 2020
Standard Practice for Quality Assurance of Forensic Science Service Providers Performing Forensic Chemical Analysis
This practice discusses procedures for quality assurance of forensic science service providers performing forensic chemical analysis. This practice provides a framework of quality in the processing...

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