LABORATORY INFORMATICS

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A Major Police Department Forensic Lab

Forensic and Crime Lab Automation Expertise

LabAnswer has consulted for a number of crime and forensic laboratories and is adept at integrating and automating multiple forensic laboratory disciplines into single, seamless organizations that produce legally defensible, validated data and an iron clad chain of custody. 

We understand the nuances of a segregated property room or evidence warehouse and how these groups and some of their workflows need to be woven into the workflow of a crime lab. The same is true for crime scene investigators and their workflow processes.  LabAnswer has worked with these organizations to enable the efficient flow of evidence from a crime scene, to intermediate storage (such as: a local police department evidence locker or vault, a property room, or evidence warehouse); to the lab, to court, to long-term storage, and when the situation permits, to the owner of the property or ultimate disposal. 

Let us help your laboratory focus on casework and analysis, and not on the administrative burdens inherent in manual processes. We are knowledgeable of the discovery process and how to automate the development of discovery packages.  LabAnswer can also help your lab track subpoenas and court testimony requirements for your employees as well as their proficiency with various instrumentation and processes, including their internal training and qualifications. We can also help you with the grant writing process for the DNA Backlog Reduction Program Grants and Coverdell Forensic Science Improvement Grants, by providing estimates and scopes of work for your lab automation needs.

Medical Examiner and Coroner Organizations

LabAnswer’s experience working with Medical Examiner and Coroner organizations includes: workflow automation and process mapping; requirements assessments; LIMS vendor selection support, LIMS implementations, and integration with records management systems; Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) systems; missing persons systems; Crime Lab systems; and instruments. We have helped Medical Examiner and Coroner organizations automate and consolidate data collection for much of their traditional workloads, such as Medicolegal investigation reports / data collection, crime scene photography, death certificates, among others.