Step 4: Storage, Retention, & Disposal - Forensic Testing

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Handling the Storage, Retention, & Disposal of Samples

When Will My Specimens Be Discarded?

Forensic specimens are routinely retained for six (6) weeks after the final report is issued.

Can I Request Longer Storage?

To request extended storage of forensic specimen, you must send a written request in advance of the disposal date. Additional three-months storage requires payment on a quarterly basis. Failure to notify the laboratory in writing of a request for storage beyond the routine periods indicated above or to provide prepayment for extended storage will be considered authorization to discard or destroy the specimen(s). If you have any questions, please contact Client Services at 1-866-522-2216 or