Forensic Lab Equipment

There are a wide range of workloads are done in the forensic laboratories including analyzing trace evidence, identifying fingerprints, DNA sample, blood  and hair sample, evaluating body fluids, analyzing drugs or perilous chemicals as well as toxic substances and more.

According to the kinds of forensic analysis that is being carried out, there are a variety of tools available. But the most common tools in forensic lab are:

  • Laboratory Microscopes
  • Portable/ Laboratory Fume Extractor
  • GC System
  • Mass Spectrometers
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Laboratory containers

When the scene and location of crime are announced, the process of collecting evidence can begin. The most fragile or most easily lost evidence are collected firstly. Gathering evidence is not always in one place. Gathering can also be done in different places for one crime or event. At all stages of the process, photographing is also taking place.

After collecting evidence, they must be kept on the side that will not be harmed and transferred to the laboratory safely.

Most of the evidence is gathered in paper containers such as packets, envelopes, and bags. Liquid items such as blood or drinks are poured in non-breakable, leakproof containers. Air-tight metal cans are used to keep Arson evidence.

Moist or wet evidence such as plants are kept in plastic containers. When CSI makes sure that they are in a safe place, the wet evidence, packed in plastic or paper, should be removed and let it dry completely and then put in a clean container of dry paper. Under no circumstances the wet evidence must not keep in the plastic or paper container for more than 2 hours. Because, wet evidence can lead to produce microorganisms that can spoil and change them. Any items that may be connected to each other should be packaged separately. Containers must be closed and prevented from mixing evidence during transportation to labs.

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Collecting the Evidence: The Most Common Forensic Work Tools

Work in any branch of a Forensics, when you are called to the scene, you are obliged to check all the evidence. As all occupations have their own special uniforms, clothes, and tools, all subcategories of forensics are not excluded from this category. Since Forensic jobs like Crime scene investigators, forensic engineering, forensic scientist and etc., are very sensitive, they should have special clothes and tools.

Because collecting physical evidence such as blood and hair samples as well as keeping them requires special tools. As a result, every day, the number of required tools is increased and scientists are taken to help advance these devices and equipment. For instance, if the scene is murder, the device used to collect evidence with the scene, such as rape or factory fire, is completely different.

In this paper, you will get more information about the most common forensic tools used in the crime scene.

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