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Significance and Use
4.1 These are minimum standards of quality assurance applicable to laboratories where analysis of seized-drug submissions is performed.
4.2 This practice is to be used by forensic analysts performing seized-drug analysis and promoted/supported by laboratory management.
1.1 This practice covers quality assurance issues in forensic laboratories performing seized-drug analysis including evidence handling, analytical procedures, report writing, method validation, documentation, proficiency testing, audits, and health and safety.
1.2 This practice is meant to apply only to qualitative seized-drug analysis.
1.3 This practice does not replace knowledge, skill, ability, experience, education, or training and should be used in conjunction with professional judgment.
1.4 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 and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
E620 Practice for Reporting Opinions of Scientific or Technical Experts
E1459 Guide for Physical Evidence Labeling and Related Documentation
E1492 Practice for Receiving, Documenting, Storing, and Retrieving Evidence in a Forensic Science Laboratory
E1732 Terminology Relating to Forensic Science
E2326 Practice for Education and Training of Seized-Drug Analysts
E2329 Practice for Identification of Seized Drugs
E2548 Guide for Sampling Seized Drugs for Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis
E2549 Practice for Validation of Seized-Drug Analytical Methods
E2764 Practice for Uncertainty Assessment in the Context of Seized-Drug Analysis
ICS Number Code 71.040.01 (Analytical chemistry in general)
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ASTM E2327-15e1, Standard Practice for Quality Assurance of Laboratories Performing Seized-Drug Analysis, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2015, www.astm.orgBack to Top