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ASTM E3309-21

Standard Guide for Reporting of Forensic Primer Gunshot Residue (pGSR) Analysis by Scanning Electron Microscopy/Energy Dispersive X-Ray Spectrometry (SEM/EDS)

Significance and Use

4.1 This guide is designed to be used by forensic service providers when issuing final reports on pGSR analyses by SEM/EDS.

4.2 This guide is intended to be used in conjunction with Practice E1588, Practice E620, and the SWGGSR Guide.


1.1 This guide describes the contents of a formal, written technical report expressing the results and interpretation of pGSR particle analysis by SEM/EDS by forensic service providers.

1.2 This guide is intended for use by competent forensic science practitioners with the requisite formal education, discipline-specific training (see Practices E2917), and demonstrated proficiency to perform forensic casework.

1.3 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.

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Book of Standards Volume: 14.02
Developed by Subcommittee: E30.01
Pages: 7
DOI: 10.1520/E3309-21
ICS Code: 07.140