Medical University of Bialystok. Forensic Genetics Laboratory.
  • Updated 09.04.2021 by Zakład Medycyny Sądowej

    Forensic Genetics Laboratory



    Forensic Genetics Laboratory


    The mission of the Forensic Genetics Laboratory is to operate as a forensic DNA testing facility for the State and the general public, in the following fields:

    • Crime scene reconstruction and interpretation of bloodstain patterns;

    • Species identification on biological fluids and tissues;

    • Biological fluid (blood, semen, saliva) identification

    • Full range forensic DNA analysis of biological evidence (nuclear DNA and mitochondrial DNA);

    • Forensic DNA paternity testing;

    • Biological kinship testing;

    • Individualization of biological material of unknown origin;

    • Scientific reports;

    • Expert testimony;

    • Human population genetics;

    • Molecular archaeology and historical investigation.


    The Forensic Genetics Laboratory staff are highly competent, their proficiency has been duly verified, and most of them hold PhD degrees in Forensic Science. They are committed to comply with detailed quality assurance policies. The Laboratory’s operations and its management system meet the requirements of the Accreditation Program of the Polish Society of Forensic Medicine and Criminology for Forensic DNA Testing Laboratories. The Laboratory participates in proficiency tests and blind trial programmes conducted by the Collaborative Testing Services (USA), ISFG, Institut für Rechtsmedizin, Universität Münster, Germany, Institut für Rechtsmedizin, Humboldt-Universität Berlin, Germany. The Laboratory tests biological evidence for criminal and civil investigations. Independent and impartial analytic jobs deliver accurate, reliable and timely findings to the justice system. The exact testing, examination and analysis methods are maintained by the Department of Forensic Medicine on site and presented to our submitting agencies and clients upon request.


    The Forensic Genetics Laboratory is constantly exploring innovative ways to apply DNA technologies to the advancement of forensic studies and pursuit of law enforcement objectives. State-of-the-art DNA genetic analyzers and real-time PCR instruments are used at the Laboratory for precise sample processing.


    Evidence submissions are accepted from the police, prosecutors, law firms, courts and private individuals.