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FTS ANNOUNCEMENTS

2019 Tests Now Available for Subscription

June
25

FTS is now accepting enrollments for our entire 2019 Forensic Proficiency Test Schedule.
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Proficiency Test Spotlight

LOW EXPLOSIVES
The FTS Low Explosives proficiency test is designed to challenge the explosive analyst in the identification of low explosives, oxidizers and fuels that may be used in an explosive device. Questioned samples may consist of unburnt powders or partially burned explosive residues.
BASIC HAIR SCREENING
The FTS Basic Hair Screening proficiency test is designed to challenge forensic biologists or trace evidence examiners who perform limited microscopic hair examinations and do not compare and exclude human hairs from subsequent DNA analysis due to microscopic characteristics in relation to a known source. Analysts are asked to determine if a hair is human, the somatic origin of the hair and whether the hair may be suitable for subsequent nuclear DNA analysis.
PHYSICAL FRACTURE MATCH
The FTS Physical (Fracture) Match proficiency test is designed to challenge the forensic examiner in the comparison of broken edges of three dimensional surfaces. The 2013 test involved the comparison of approximately 120 fractured edges in each test with only one positive fracture match.

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