Minimizing the risk of contamination in products used to collect and analyse biological material for

Issue 40 – July 2012

Standards New Zealand is seeking feedback on a new work item proposal on 'minimizing the risk of contamination in products used to collect and analyse biological material for forensic DNA purposes'. The national member body of International Organization for Standardization (ISO) in Australia (Standards Australia) has proposed this project to ISO.

The Standard will provide guidance to manufacturers in procedures that will assist in minimizing human DNA contamination. Inclusions: single-use items used for collection and analysis of biological material, such as swabs, tubes, chemicals and reagents, and personal protective equipment.

Standards New Zealand is consulting with key stakeholders in this area to determine New Zealand's response.

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