Developmental Validation of the Maxwell® FSC DNA IQ™ Casework Kit on the Maxwell® FSC Instrument

Mary Loten1, Erica K. Graham1, Jonelle Thompson1, Doug Wieczorek1, Kevin Brewer2, Abbigail Tullis2, Allison Unthank2 and Anupama Gopalakrishnan1 1Promega Corporation, 2800 Woods Hollow Rd., Madison, WI 53711 2Johnson County Sheriff’s Office Criminalistics Laboratory, 11890 S. Sunset Dr., Olathe, KS 66061
Publication Date: March 2018


In this article, we report on the validation studies performed during development of the Maxwell® FSC Instrument with the Maxwell® FSC DNA IQ™ Casework Kit for genomic DNA extraction from forensically relevant biological samples. These studies are based on requirements listed in the FBI Quality Assurance Standards for Forensic DNA Testing Laboratories and guidelines outlined by the Scientific Working Group on DNA Analysis Methods.