A backlog of rape kits and other demands for DNA testing exists across the country, including here in the inland region. California legislators even introduced two pieces of legislation to address the backlog issue (AB3118 and SB1449) earlier this year.
Late last month, Pure Gold Forensics Inc. (PGF), a state-of-the-art forensic DNA testing facility located in Redlands, was accredited by the American Association of Laboratory Accreditation to the ISO/IEC standards and from the F.B.I. Quality Assurance Standards for Forensic DNA Testing Laboratories. With these accreditations, PGF became the only DNA laboratory south of the San Francisco Bay area to be qualified in both standards. PGF, which has more than 30 years’ experience in the field of forensic DNA analysis, is now uniquely qualified to provide government crime laboratories, attorneys, and law enforcement agencies with top tier, specialized DNA testing services.