An individual who is required by statute to submit a sample for DNA analysis and databasing. The term “offender” includes individuals who are convicted of or arrested for a crime or juveniles adjudicated delinquent for an offense and required by state or federal law to provide a DNA sample for analysis and databasing.
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an exam process/instrument where the analyst is aware that the sample is a proficiency test.
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a document stating procedures and protocols dealing with the day-to-day issues of ADFS business that does not deal directly with evidence or work product.
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