Mitotyping Technologies - The clear choice for forensic mitochondrial DNA and STR analysis.

Mitotyping specializes in crime scene hairs, missing persons, genealogical investigation, adoption maternity, historical cases, cold cases, ancient DNA, and post-conviction evaluation. Each sample is individually analyzed.

Mitochondrial DNA is present in rootless shed hairs, hair fragments, skeletal remains, and other samples too minimal and/or degraded for STR testing.

Security and Confidentiality


Laboratory Security

The company maintains high levels of security at all times while carrying out its mission of providing impartial forensic testing to law enforcement, the legal profession and its clients, and private individuals.  Mitotyping provides a secure office suite for the analysis of forensic casework samples that includes 24 hour limited access and outside security monitoring.  


Chain of Custody

All evidence samples and current casework laboratory documentation are locked in the evidence room.  Evidence samples are stored in locked refrigerators and freezers in the evidence room.  All samples remaining from completed case work, including remaining evidentiary material, DNA extraction products, and PCR samples will be returned to the requesting agency or individual at the conclusion of a case unless the client gives instructions to destroy any remaining samples.  Dormant case files are locked in fire-resistant cabinets.


Our Policy on Visitors and Observers

Mitotyping Technologies does not allow any visitors to the facility while unaccompanied by an employee.  Observation of testing will not be permitted unless special permission is obtained in advance.  No visitors will be allowed in the extraction, PCR, bone, and known rooms or main lab at any time whatsoever.  All visitors are required to sign in and out on the Visitor’s Log.


Press Relations

Company policy on discussing active or past casework with individuals outside the company is as follows:  cases will be discussed only with the individual who has submitted, and is paying for, the case.  Other individuals must obtain permission from those submitting agencies or individuals to enter into any communication with Mitotyping Technologies.  Company policy permits examiners, not technicians, to communicate casework information.  Press or other inquiries will be dealt with by explaining the company policy above.  Only the Laboratory Director will communicate with the press about general informational topics.

Last Modified on December 6, 2004
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Mitotyping Technologies - The clear choice for forensic mitochondrial DNA and STR analysis.