Lab Capacity Calculator

How much would it cost to increase your lab’s processing capacity?

Use our calculator to get a custom report and get started on your business case

Your lab capacity challenge

Is your DNA crime lab faced with a growing caseload and a static or decreasing budget? Your lab must meet the highest accreditation standards —as well as public scrutiny—despite legislative and turnover pressures. How can you do more with less?

How can you increase lab processing capacity?

  1. Hire more criminalists: New lab staff is great! However, you must pay ongoing salaries, vacations and benefits. There’s also the six month hiring process, 12-18 month training period, plus taking experienced lab staff away from their work to perform the training, which all could add up to a two-year delay in productivity.
  2. Implement STACS Casework without hiring any additional staff: Yes, any new system will have a learning curve and will cost money – this analysis includes all costs (as explained below) for a comparison that’s as realistic as possible.

How to use the Lab Capacity Calculator

  1. Answer the questions about your lab. Enter your answers in the boxes or use the slider bars.
  2. Scroll down to view your calculated results.
  3. Click the green button marked “Get your customized report via email” at the bottom to receive a PDF report of your lab’s analysis.

What’s in the report?

The report:

  • Uses your own data to calculate your costs
  • Sets the goal of increasing your lab’s sample processing capacity by 43% and your caseload by 30%
  • Compares the costs of the two options (described above)
  • Is based on actual results reported by customers using STACS Casework in automated DNA crime labs for at least one year
  • Includes all costs related to licensing and using STACS Casework – including software license, implementation (training, installation, configuration, system validation), ongoing support and maintenance plus a monthly salary overhead for your lab staff’s time

Contact us to discuss your report or for more information. We’d like to hear what you think!


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