Accreditation Status & Scope of Accreditation
CFSL, Hyderabad is the 1st Forensic Science Laboratory in the country, which got accreditation from National Accreditation Board for Testing & Calibration Laboratories (NABL) in 2001. The laboratory was conferred with this coveted status after stringent assessment by the expert team from NATA, Australia as per International standard based on ISO Guide 25 and NABL 113 specific guidelines for accreditation of Forensic Science Laboratories. The laboratory switched over to ISO/IEC-17025 in December 2003 and has been successfully getting re-assessment done every year and is continually maintaining accreditation status ever since.
CFSL, Hyderabad has been accredited in the field of forensic science with the following scope namely, Biology including Serology and DNA Profiling, Chemistry including Narcotics, Explosives, Toxicology, Physics and Documents including Computer Forensic.
The laboratory is also entrusted with the updating of National Working Procedure Manuals pertaining to Forensic Explosives & Toxicology.
Quality Control & Accreditation
Quality accreditation of a laboratory ensures proper quality system management of its activities and provides recognition of its technical competence.
The Quality System practised by the laboratory is based on ISO/IEC 17025:2005 guidelines.
The Laboratory also conducts and participates in Inter Laboratory Comparison/Proficiency Testing program with other forensic science laboratories an external PT provides a quality control measures
The laboratory acts as a nodal agency in assisting the various forensic science laboratories in the country aspiring for accreditation.
The laboratory has on its role well qualified highly trained personnel.
The laboratory has a sanctioned strength of 126 scientific and ministerial personnel details of which are as given: