Gardal (D2S44 SBA) — Harmonization of Protocols and a Collaborative Database
By initiative of the Italian working group in Forensic Hemogenetics (G.E.F.I.), a collaborative experiment was promoted, aimed at standardizing protocols and procedures of Southern Blot Analysis (SBA) for addressing single locus probes (SLPs). In 1991, sixteen laboratories throughout Italy agreed to adopt the protocol proposed by the EDNAP network (1) and to produce compatible data. The procedure adopted in the experiment was also recognized as the official GEFI protocol for releasing evidentiary expertises in courtrooms.