Customer Information

Simplified Report Information

 

The Wisconsin State Crime Laboratories are accredited to ISO/IEC 17025:2017 “General Requirements for the competency of testing and calibrations laboratories.” These standards allow for simplified reporting based upon a written agreement with our customers.  The Crime Laboratories choose simplified reporting to improve readability and avoid misunderstandings.

 

By using the Transmittal of Criminal Evidence form to request evidence testing the customer agrees to receive simplified reports.  The ISO/IEC required reporting elements are outlined below showing which elements are in the report with information provided about the location of the other elements.

 

 

ISO/IEC 17025:2017 7.8.2 Required reporting element

WSCL Report

Alternate location

Title

YES

N/A

Name and address of the laboratory

YES

N/A

Location where the testing was performed (e.g. laboratory)

YES

N/A

Identification of complete report (pagination).

YES

N/A

The customer name and contact information

YES

N/A

Description of the test method or methodology

YES

N/A

Description and unique identification of the evidence tested

YES

N/A

Date the evidence was received

NO

Evidence Receipt

Date(s) of testing or sampling

NO

Case Record

The date of report issuance

YES

N/A

Reference to a sampling plan when relevant to the results

YES

N/A

A statement that the results apply only to the evidence tested

NO

Report Conclusion(s)

The results of testing with applicable units of measurement

YES

N/A

Deviations from standard methodology

NO

Case Record

Name of the person authorizing the report (i.e. author)

YES

N/A

Identification of results produced by an external provider.

YES

N/A

 

Wisconsin Statutes and Regulatory Requirements

 

Many Wisconsin statutes directly affect the Wisconsin State Crime Laboratories (WSCL). If in conflict with accreditation standards or lab requirements, the Wisconsin statutes supersede the standards or requirements. Some pertinent links of statutory/regulatory requirements that affect WSCL operations are listed below:

 

165.75 Establishment of the Crime Laboratory;

165.79 The analysis of evidence is privileged to the evidence submitter;

165.755 Crime Lab and drug law enforcement surcharge;

165.76 Submission of human biological specimen;

165.765 Biological specimen force and immunity;

165.77 DNA and Databank;

165.80 Cooperation with other state departments;

165.81 Disposal of evidence;

968.20 Return of property seized (firearms);

970.03(12)(b) Report received at a preliminary examination (hearing);

907.03 Basis of opinion testimony by experts;

908.03(6) Records of regularly conducted activity;

343.305 Test for intoxication;

Wisconsin Code of Ethics;

16.61 Records of state offices and other public records.

 

Certain areas of WSCL operations are also regulated by the following programs:

 

1. U.S. DOJ DEA controlled substance permits

2. Wisconsin Controlled Substances Special Use Authorization (Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services)

3. Alcohol, Controlled Substance, Controlled Substance Analog Testing for Laboratories (Wisconsin Department of Health Services)

4. Alcohol, Controlled Substance, Controlled Substance Analog Testing for Analysts (Wisconsin Department of Health Services)

 

The above is not limited by enumeration.