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CTS Forensics Program: Trace Evidence

EPTIS factsheet 137852 | Last revision 2019-05-07 | URL: https://www.eptis.bam.de/pts137852 https://www.eptis.bam.de/pts137852

PT provider
PT provider Collaborative Testing Services Collaborative Testing Services
Based in United States
Language(s) English
Remarks
Keywords
Product groups Glass and ceramics
Hazardous substances
Other non-metallic materials
Textile and clothing
Testing fields Materials evaluation
Technical details
Test item Tested property Testing method
Glass Density -
Refractive index nD, nC, nF
Analysis, Elemental SEM/EDS, XRS/XRF, ICP-MS, LIBS, LA-ICP-MS, ICP-OES
Color and Color Difference -
Fluorescence, UV Long -
Fluorescence, UV Short -
Refractive Index, Delta -
Liquids, Ignitable Detection & Identification of Class/Subclass GC
GC/MS
Ignitable liquid recovery
Absorption/Elution
Headspace Analysis
Fibers, Synthetic/Processed Natural Melting point -
Fiber, Type Polarized light microscope
IR/FTIR
Cross-section Microscopic Examination
Solubility -
Color Microspectrophotometry
Fluorescence Fluorescence microscopy
Paint Samples - Automotive/Architectural Sample Characteristics FTIR
Polarized light microscope
Microspectrophotometry
GC, Pyrolysis
XRS/XRF
SEM/EDX
Solubility/Chemical
Fluorescence
Stereo microscope
Adhesive Tape samples Examination, identification, analysis and comparison Stereo microscope
Polarized light microscope
Comparison microscope
Macroscopic Examination
Fluorescence
FTIR
XRD
XRS/XRF
SEM/EDX
LA-ICP-MS
Pyrolysis GC
Aims of the PT scheme
Target group of participants
Linked to specific legislation / standards
Additional, subsidiary aims
Number of participants
Accredited or otherwise reviewed by a 3rd party

Accredited by ANAB on the basis of ISO/IEC 17043:2010

Operation is commissioned / requested by American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors/Laboratory Accreditation Board(ASCLD/LAB), National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA), Standards Council of Canada (SCC), ANSI - ASQ National Accreditation Board/ANAB
Fees and frequency
Participation fee Test price varies. Contact www.ctsforensics.com for prices
Regularly operated Yes (Glass/Fiber/Ignitable Liquids/Adhesive Tape 1/year; Paint 2/year)
Year of first operation Glass/Paint/Fibers 1978; Ignitable Liquids 1980; Adhesive Tape 2019
Contact details of the PT provider
Provider Contact person
Collaborative Testing Services
21331 Gentry Drive
20166 Sterling, VA
United States

Phone: +1-571-434-1925
Fax: +1-571-434-1937
Web: http://www.collaborativetesting.com http://www.collaborativetesting.com
Mr. Christopher Czyryca
Phone: +1-571-434-1925 x 103
Fax: +1-571-434-1937
Email: eptis@cts-interlab.com eptis@cts-interlab.com
If you find any mistakes please contact the responsible EPTIS coordinator in United States, Mr George W. Latimer, Jr.. Mr George W. Latimer, Jr..
Any questions or problems? Please contact us at eptis@bam.de.
Application version: 1.21