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DNA testing is a highly sensitive technique. Preventing contamination is critical within the lab. The sterilizing hood allows the forensic specialists to work in an environment where foreign DNA and trace evidence will not contaminate evidence.
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Forensics Specialist Julie Ott swabs a cup in the sterilizing hood.
NIBIN and Stereo-zoom Microscope
The lab uses NIBIN equipment to acquire digital images of cartridge cases recovered from crime scenes. The samples are entered into the NIBIM equipment and run against other entries at local regional and national levels. The microscope allows forensic specialists to examine the fine details on the cartridges that may not be visible to the eye.