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These are minimum standards of quality assurance applicable to laboratories where analysis of seized-drug submissions is performed.
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.
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