I am pleased to welcome you to STACS UP, STACS DNA’s new blog. It’s for anyone working at a DNA (or PCR-based) laboratory and/or who submits samples to those labs. We’ll be sharing what we’ve learned about sample tracking, and how it can help labs and their stakeholders to provide more efficient service in support of patient health and community safety.
What we will be talking about
We plan to use STACS UP as a space to discuss big picture problems facing forensics and healthcare as well as day-to-day challenges, addressing topics such as:
- Increasing forensic lab processing capacity
- Quality assurance tips & tricks
- How to prepare for an audit
- Newborn screening timeliness
- Sexual assault kit tracking legislation
Hear from our field application specialists, technical writers, developers, quality assurance analysts, and sales and marketing teams – who work directly with our customers to identify and overcome the challenges they face every day.
How we gained our expertise
STACS DNA creates sample tracking solutions that are customized to our clients’ unique needs in the forensics and healthcare sectors. We’ve been working with forensic DNA labs for twenty years to deliver STACS® solutions that support forensic DNA sample processing and lab management. We understand chain of custody and our products meet the most stringent lab regulations. Our clients include the FBI, RCMP, and US Army, in addition to casework and databanking labs across North America.
In 2014, we introduced Track-Kit™, which helps prevent delays getting samples delivered to the lab. It provides vital information to thousands of people at medical facilities, laboratories, distributors and others. Most recently, we worked with Massachusetts to roll out Track-Kit for statewide sexual assault evidence kit tracking across all fourteen counties.
Engaging with STACS UP
Our goal is to spark conversation with you. We hope to hear from lab managers and analysts, law enforcement agencies, healthcare workers, and anyone who might use our solutions. I invite you to share your thoughts by commenting, posting on social media or emailing us directly. Take a moment to subscribe so you can receive our latest blog posts directly to your inbox. We look forward to engaging with you.
Thank you and happy reading!