Environmental testing, quality control testing & proficiency trials
Who better to design forensic testing services than forensic scientists themselves? Our Key Forensic
Services experts will provide you with a wide range of quality services, including environmental
testing, quality control testing and quality assurance tests (proficiency trials).
These tests support the activities undertaken by police forces, manufacturers or suppliers, who are
required to demonstrate that their proficiency testing programs are strong and robust.
KFS offers an environmental testing service which fits with individual customers’
requirements to assure cleaning regimes are both effective and appropriate. Periodical
environmental monitoring is vital when maintaining a DNA clean operating environment. This
process demonstrates the effectiveness of cleaning regimes in minimising the potential for
KFS offers quality control testing which is adaptable to consumables utilised by the
customer. Quality control testing is vital in minimising the risk of human DNA contamination
in consumables used in the recovery and processing of DNA samples. We also offer the option
to spike swabs with a defined amount of DNA for post-production treatment.
KFS offer items seeded with known type and amount of material (for example saliva or blood)
which are submitted to customers to be examined within their evidence recovery units. Once
examined, the samples will be processed in accordance with KFS’ standard operating
procedures. The results will be assessed against the expected outcomes and fed back to the