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Microanalysis (Trace)

  • Clandestine Laboratory Precursor and Reagents
  • Fibers
  • Footwear and Tire Impressions
  • Glass Comparisons
  • General Chemical and Physical Analysis
  • Glass Fracture
  • Ignitable Liquid Residues
  • Paint and Plastics
  • Paint Database Query (PDQ) Requests
  • Physical Edge Match
  • Tape

The Microanalysis Unit provides identification, analysis, and comparison of fibers, paints, tapes, glass, fire debris, plastics, footwear and tire impressions, clandestine laboratory reagents, unknown materials, and building materials. The majority of cases worked by the Unit are fire debris cases. The Unit also conducts examinations of footwear impressions and tire impressions.