Guidance

Sexual assault referral centres and custodial facilities: DNA anti-contamination

Guidance on how to minimize the risk of DNA contamination in sexual assault referral centres and custodial settings.

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DNA anti-contamination: forensic medical examination in sexual assault referral centres and custodial facilities

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This document gives guidance on how to minimize the risk of DNA contamination in sexual assault referral centres and custodial settings.

It provides requirements and recommendations to all healthcare professionals providing forensic science services, including evidential sample collection.

It includes guidance on:

  • anti-contamination measures to minimise DNA contamination during the examination of patients
  • minimum standards for competence and practice
  • minimum requirements for examination suites
Published 22 July 2016