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Missouri DNA Lab Increases Case Output 30% with STACS DNA Despite Staff Shortage

March 24, 2014


Lab grows DNA sample throughput even with 46% staff turnover

OTTAWA, March 24, 2014—STACS DNA Inc., the only DNA sample processing software provider, today announced that the Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP) DNA casework lab reports it is processing 30% more cases, despite a shortage of almost half of their criminalists, one year after implementing STACS-CW Enterprise™.

Since going online with STACS-CW Enterprise in January 2012, MSHP has experienced:

  • 30% increase in sample processing throughput, despite 46% staff turnover
  • 57% reduced peer review time
  • Improved documentation quality, detail and standardization
  • Reduced risks from capturing and documenting corrective actions
  • Better adherence to procedures
  • Reduced travel to access remote lab reports
  • Smoother audits due to easy access to data
  • Eliminated log books

According to the Laboratory Manager and DNA Technical Leader, the team is now able to do more with less. They have fewer criminalists working the cases, but they are able to put more samples through. That is directly attributable to STACS-CW.

Read the full case study at http://www.stacsdna.com/resources/case-studies/.

About MSHP

Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP) Crime Laboratory was established in 1936, making it one of the first in the country. With eight laboratories across the state, it is accredited with the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors Laboratory Accreditation Board (ASCLD-LAB). For more information, go to http://www.mshp.dps.missouri.gov/MSHPWeb/PatrolDivisions/CLD/index.html.

About STACS DNA

STACS DNA delivers the only sample processing software specifically designed for DNA laboratories. Since 2000, we’ve helped DNA labs of all sizes to accelerate throughput, save time, prevent errors, cut costs, and maintain chain of custody. STACS tracks and controls samples, manages workflows, integrates systems and instrumentation and improves data quality. Customers are federal, state, regional and local law enforcement agencies in the U.S. and Canada, including many of the largest DNA labs in North America. The company is based in Ottawa, ON and Fairfax, VA. For more information, visit www.stacsdna.com.

For more information
Heather MacIntosh
Vice President, Marketing
STACS DNA Inc.
613-274-7822 ext. 2005
stacsdna at stacsdna  dot com

Customers are federal, state, regional and local law enforcement agencies in the U.S. and Canada, including many of the largest DNA labs in North America.