Quality Assurance



 

Quality Assurance

The Quality Assurance Manager of the Suffolk County Crime Laboratory ensures confidence in the work done by the laboratory.  By implementing and maintaining the quality system of the laboratory, accurate, reliable and reproducible results are ensured.  The laboratory is committed to performing its testing activities in accordance with the standards mandated by regulatory bodies and accrediting organizations, namely The ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB) and the New York State Commission of Forensic Science.  Responsibilities of the Quality Assurance Manager include maintaining and updating the quality manual, monitoring laboratory practices to verify continued compliance with laboratory policies and procedures, investigating technical nonconformities and implementing corrective action, maintaining a proficiency testing program, observing and evaluating written reviews of court testimony, conducting and coordinating internal quality audits, and overseeing the overall quality of the laboratory’s work.