The Arizona DPS Crime Laboratory is undergoing accreditation under the recently published ISO/IEC 17025:2017, “General Requirements for the competency of testing and calibration laboratories”.  The newly published ISO/IEC 17025:2017 requirements for reporting of results (section 7.8) allow for the issuance of simplified reports in conjunction with a written agreement with our customers.  By submitting evidence to the laboratory for analysis using the “Scientific Analysis Request or Non-DPS Agency Request for Scientific Analysis” forms, the customer has agreed to receive simplified reports.

The Arizona DPS Crime Laboratory will continue to report the following information:

  • a title;
  • name and address of the laboratory;
  • the location of performance of the laboratory activities;
  • the name of the customer;
  • a description, unambiguous identification, and, when necessary, the condition of the item;
  • the date of issue of the report;
  • the results with, where appropriate, the units of measurement;
  • identification of the person(s) authorizing the report;
  • clear identification when results are from external providers.
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