ANSI/ASB Best Practice Recommendation 006

Best Practices Recommendations for DNA Analysis for Human Identification in Mass Fatality Incidents

First Edition, 2019
Best Practice Recommendation
Consensus Body: Mass Fatality Management and Disaster Victim Identification (MFM-DVI)

This guide aims to provide information that allows jurisdictions to prepare for a mass fatality incident and implement a DNA sample collection and analysis plan to effectively contribute to the identification of the victims. Decisions made in the early stages of an incident will have significant consequences later in the identification process. This document is intended to assist the decision makers with that process. Where possible, the guidelines below should be applied. Absent specific guidance, practitioners should adhere to the principle, spirit and intent.

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