Work Item
ASTM WK72597

New Guide for the Microscopical Examination of Human Hair

1. Scope

The promotion of knowledge and development of standards (test methods, guides, practices, classifications, and terminology) for, but not limited to, definitions, methods and standard reference materials for the collection, preservation, scientific examination, preparation and reports relating to physical evidence for forensic purposes; and the general practice of forensic science; and other areas as determined by the scope.
The activities of this Committee will be coordinated with other ASTM committees of ASTM and outside organizations having related interests.


origin; somatic; mtDNA


This examination guide was originally developed by SWGMAT and then further developed and refined by the OSAC Materials Subcommittee with input from the Legal Resource, Human Factors, Quality Infrastructure, and Statistical Committees of the OSAC. It is intended for use by trace examiners in forensic analysis of hair.

The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.


Developed by Subcommittee: E30.01

Committee: E30

Staff Manager: Brian Milewski

Work Item Status

Date Initiated: 04-13-2020

Technical Contact: Jennifer Remy