Dallas County Institute of Forensic SciencesControlled Substances Procedure ManualSummary of Changes from Previous Manual Version
Previous Version: Controlled Substances Procedure Manual, version 1.0Current Version: Controlled Substances Procedure Manual, version 2.x1.
All procedure versions were changed consistent with the move to electronic format andtypographical corrections were made where applicable.2.
No other substantive changes were made to the following sections: Purpose, Drug LIMS,and Testimony.3.
Evidence Management – A section has been added regarding evidence security andprocess was clarified as needed.4.
Analysis and Reporting of Casework – Previous changes by memo were incorporatedinto the procedure, a summary regarding analyst handling of evidence was added, andprocess was clarified as applicable.5.
Quality Management – This section was expanded to address additional quality issuesincluding establishment of a Quality Committee, critical reagents, housekeeping, andcase review.6.
The Abbreviations and Drug and Procedure Cross Reference administrative sections arenew to this manual.7.
The following procedures have been reorganized to improve utilization with minorupdates as needed: Acetylated Derivatives, Acidic Drug Analysis, Alkaline DrugAnalysis, Cocaine Direct Dilution, Direct Dilution, IR Procedure, LSD, Marihuana, andWeak Alkaline Drug Analysis.8.
Color Testing – A quality control documentation section was added, minor updates andreorganization were performed.9.
Miscellaneous Materials – More specific information regarding testing of GHB andmushrooms is provided, the section on clandestine laboratories has been moved to theAlkaline Drug Analysis procedure, and Morphine Syrup was moved to a standaloneprocedure and upgraded.10.
Offsite Sampling, Pharmaceutical Analysis, and Unknown Sample Screening are newlycreated procedures detailing current process covered in other procedures or practices.11.
Cocaine Free Base procedure was removed; it is covered in the Cocaine Direct Dilutionprocedure.
Dallas County Institute of Forensic Sciences 1 Changes from Previous VersionControlled Substances Laboratory Version 2.0
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