Directorate of Health Services, Govt. of NCT Delhi directs hospitals to follow prescribed standard for sending MLC samples

Directorate of Health Services, Govt. of NCT Delhi directs hospitals to follow prescribed standard for sending MLC samples

The Directorate of Health Services, Govt. of NCT Delhi has issued a circular dated 5th April, 2018 directing hospitals to follow prescribed standard for sending MLC samples for testing to forensic science laboratory. Vide the circular, the Directorate has issued certain directions to hospitals for strict compliance.

Key directions issued:

  1. Hospitals must send crime exhibits for chemical examination in the following quantities:
  • Blood samples: 5-10 ml
  • Plasma/ Serum: 5 ml
  • Urine Sample: 50 ml
  • Gastric Samples: 25-50 ml

2. Viscera pertaining to acid poisoning cases (stomach, pieces of small intestine with contents, pieces of liver, spleen, kidney) should be preserved in rectified spirit.

3. Blood samples should be preserved in Sodium Fluoride (NaF) or Ethyline Diamine Tetra Acetic Acid (EDTA).

For a further read, please refer to the hyperlinked document.

Source: Directorate of Health Services, Govt. of NCT Delhi

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