As we head into the weekend, many of you are preparing for trial. A number of you have a blood case, and are trying to pin down problems. One area that may bear fruit is in the blood draw process itself. What has the person collecting the blood done to protect the integrity of the sample.
Usually, it’s all the thing they haven’t done to protect the sample. The Virtual Library has an article that can help you. In the library, you will find Procedures for the Collection of Diagnostic Specimens by Venipuncture. The article is from the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute. What better source for determining if the test was collected correctly, and therefore reliable. Take a look, and if you need it, print it out or link it on your tablet for impeachment.
You can find it here. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxbLCAZZvzl3ajZtRllvelkxRlk/view?usp=sharing.
Let me know if there is anything I can do to help as you look through our virtual library. You can can find help in accessing the library here: https://ncdd.com/blog/56ba4e50a6ec619d29a6d41e/the-key-to-your-virtual-forensic-library