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As a result of compliance with accreditation standards, there are certain requirements of communication and policies regarding case acceptance that must be upheld by the DPS Crime Laboratory Service.
Laboratory Customer Handbook (excerpt from Crime Laboratory Service Manual) (PDF) replaces the Physical Evidence Handbook.
This policy manual outlines evidence processes and DPS Crime Laboratory terms of services, including the following:
Service Area Maps
Submission of evidence to DPS crime labs for forensic testing regarding drugs, blood alcohol, DNA, trace evidence, firearms, and toolmarks is based on the geographic area and the county of offense. Click the following link to view the service area maps that depict the testing provided at each lab:
Toxicology (Drugs), Digital Multimedia, Forensic Document Examination, and Fire Debris testing services are covered only at the Austin Lab.
The DPS Crime Laboratory Service does not perform external calibration services.
Laboratory Evidence Submission/Requests
Laboratory Submission Form (LAB-201) Word | PDF
Seized Drugs Destruction Submission Form (LAB-202) Word | PDF
Toxicology/Blood Alcohol Kit Laboratory Submission (LAB-203) Word | PDF
Bio Warehouse Form (LAB-204) Word | PDF
Sexual Assault Kit-Not Reported Laboratory Submission Form (LAB-205) Word | PDF
Sexual Assault Evidence Submission Certification (LAB-206) Word | PDF
Consent for Release of Sexual Assault Evidence (LAB-207) Word | PDF
Sexual Assault Information Form (LAB-208) Word | PDF
List of Services Provided for Sexual Assault Examination (LAB-209) Word | PDF
Digital Multimedia Evidence Information (LAB-210) Word | PDF
Gunshot Residue Kit Information Form (LAB-211) Word | PDF Expedited Analysis / Reanalysis Request Form (LAB-213) Word | PDF