The EZ1 Advanced XL enables automated purification of nucleic acid from a wide range of sample types relevant for human identity testing and forensics. Scientists at the Forensic Science Laboratory Dublin, Ireland have validated the EZ1 Advanced XL for DNA purification in accordance with the QIAGEN EZ1 Validation Guide
and ENSFI recommendations. Samples tested included:
• Blood on swabs
• Denim and cotton
• Epithelial cells on swabs
• Minitapes, cigarette butts, chewing gum
• Pulled hair roots
• Post-mortem muscle samples and semen samples
Parameters tested included: sensitivity, linearity, contamination risk, case-type samples, mixed samples, performance relative to existing methods, and DNA integrity over time.
In the 45-minute webinar, Dr. Alan Magee from the Forensic Science Laboratory Dublin, Ireland will discuss, in detail, the validation outcomes for the parameters tested and the issues arising during the validation. Please join us to learn how you can improve you forensic sample preparation process.