Rapid DNA is a term used to describe the fully automated (hands-free) process of developing a DNA profile from a reference sample buccal (cheek) swab without human intervention.

The Louisiana State Police Crime Laboratory (LSPCL) has worked with the FBI and other states to develop a Rapid DNA program to integrate Rapid DNA into the booking environment.  From an approved booking station, lawfully-owed DNA samples collected from qualifying arrestees at booking have their DNA profiles generated by a CODIS-approved Rapid DNA instrument and searched in CODIS in as little as ninety minutes. Any positive CODIS search results will be communicated automatically to the investigating and booking agencies while the arrestee is still in police custody.  


Rapid DNA