ASTM E2327 - 15e1

    Standard Practice for Quality Assurance of Laboratories Performing Seized-Drug Analysis

    Active Standard ASTM E2327 | Developed by Subcommittee: E30.01

    Book of Standards Volume: 14.02


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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. Scope

    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.

    ASTM Standards

    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 Code

    ICS Number Code 71.040.01 (Analytical chemistry in general)

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    DOI: 10.1520/E2327-15E01

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    Citation Format

    ASTM E2327-15e1, Standard Practice for Quality Assurance of Laboratories Performing Seized-Drug Analysis, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2015, www.astm.org

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