Forensic Labs Validate GenTegraDNA for Use
DNA Storage Challenges Faced by Forensic Labs
Long-term storage of DNA extracts is a logistical challenge for forensic labs. Freezing is the traditional gold standard for long-term storage of extracted DNA. Freezer storage at first glance seems simple and easy but as freezer age, and power failures become more common, using freezer can turn from convenience to a nuisance for the forensic lab. Quality Assurance Standards for Forensic DNA Testing require these samples be stored and available for reanalysis for as long as the statutes of limitations apply or, as in the case of homicides or missing persons, indefinitely. Best practice for forensic casework requires that any remaining DNA extract from analysis of casework samples be maintained for future use. GenTegraDNA offers a safe, risk-free, alternative for storage and preservation of DNA samples.
Benefits of the GenTegra DNA solution
GenTegraDNA is a robust and reliable dry storage protection product that utilizes GenTegra’s proven and patented technology; Active Chemical Protection™.
The Active Chemical Protection of GenTegraDNA allows purified DNA samples to be stored safely for decades at room temperature. Additional benefit, samples stored or shipped in GenTegraDNA do not require any special temperature or humidity control. Studies show GenTegraDNA protects DNA for more than 20 years at ambient temperatures. GenTegraDNA provides complete recovery of the DNA sample and causes no issues at all for downstream analysis methods such as STR, PCR, qPCR and microarrays.