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Field Investigation Drug Officer (FIDO) (AAFS 2008) Technology Evaluation

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January 2008

The National Forensic Science Technology Center (NFSTC), as part of its Field Investigation Drug Officer (FIDO) program, has developed a comprehensive training program and quality assurance system that provides law enforcement with the resources necessary to perform preliminary identification of controlled substances utilizing field test kits. To provide information concerning test kit performance, NFSTC expanded the FIDO project to include a validation study of the tests most frequently employed by law enforcement agencies. The NFSTC previously presented to the Academy preliminary results of this validation study in 2006. This poster presents the results of some additional testing on the NarcoPouch ®, NIK®, and NARK® II field test kits as well as the results of the entire validation study performed on the QuickCheck® test kits.

Date Published: January 1, 2008