DNA Testing

    The new DNA Laboratory at the Pinellas County Forensic Science Center offers services in Mitochondrial and Nuclear DNA testing which can lead to a positive identification of an unidentified individual. (http://www.pinellascounty.org/forensics/)
    The University of North Texas Center for Human Identification (UNTCHI) is an accredited forensic laboratory located in Fort Worth, Texas. Using grant funding from the National Institute of Justice, UNTCHI provides the following services related to missing and unidentified person investigations: Autosomal STR testing, Y STR (Y chromosome) testing, Mitochondrial DNA testing. All DNA profiles for missing and unidentified persons are uploaded to the Combined DNA Index System (CODIS) for searching and comparison (http://www.untfsu.com).