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ASTM WK72856

New Practice for Standard Practice for the Collection, Preservation, and Analysis of Organic Gunshot Residue

1. Scope

This standard practice describes procedures for the sampling and preservation of organic gunshot residues (OGSR) recovered from hands, skin, clothing, and other substrates, also instrument conditions for subsequent analysis of samples by gas or liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS or LC-MS), and recommendations for reporting the significance of those findings.


organic gunshot residue; mass spectrometry


The OSAC Subcommittee for Gunshot Residue Analysis has developed a new standard practice for the collection, preservation, and analysis of organic gunshot residue. This document was reviewed by the OSAC Chemistry/Instrumental Analysis SAC and resource committee members.

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: 05-02-2020

Technical Contact: David Freehling

Item: 002

Ballot: E30.01 (20-03)

Status: Will Reballot Item

Item: 005

Ballot: E30 (21-03)

Status: Will Reballot Item

Item: 002

Ballot: E30 (22-01)

Status: Will Reballot Item

Item: 014

Ballot: E30 (22-06)

Status: Will Reballot Item