Forensic lab fails DNA testing


Two senior staff members have been stood down at Queensland’s forensic lab as work continues to retest thousands of DNA samples that were initially overlooked.  A report revealed state lab failed to test eligible DNA samples for four years.

An interim report handed down on Tuesday 27/9/22 exposed serious shortfalls that centre on a failure to test samples under a certain DNA threshold.

Some of the samples could provide partial or full DNA profiles, and Queensland police are in the process of reviewing criminal cases potentially affected between 2018 and June 2022.

It is still unclear why the threshold limits were changed.

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Forensic lab staff stood down as thousands of Queensland DNA samples retested

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