The forensic expertise you need, when you need it
The forensic science sector is expanding worldwide, with rising caseloads driven by technical innovation and growing awareness of the value of forensic science in general.
Wyndham Forensic Group is strategically positioned to provide a comprehensive suite of forensic testing services that can be customized to suit the needs and timelines of each client.
We provide complete forensic biology and DNA testing at our ISO-accredited facility and, when a case requires additional resources, co-ordinate testing and delivery by other accredited laboratories. Our expertise in forensic biology is focused in the following key areas.
Body fluid identification
Autosomal STR (short tandem repeat) DNA testing
The gold standard of DNA testing, analyzing repeating sequences of proteins at specific locations on a DNA strand. These “repeats” are highly variable between individuals, making STRs an effective tool for identification purposes.
Eligible for National DNA Data Bank
Under a program sponsored by the RCMP Forensic Science and Identification Services branch, DNA profiles generated in our lab are eligible for upload to Canada’s National DNA Data Bank.
The data bank has proven to be an invaluable investigative tool for linking and solving crimes since its creation a decade ago.
Male-specific Y-STR DNA testing
In cases where standard STR testing is of little value, we examine specific sites of the Y chromosome, which is found only in males. An important addition to the forensic science toolkit, Y-STR testing is useful in:
- Sexual assaults and other cases where samples contain both male and female DNA;
- Paternity / relationship testing cases; and
- Missing persons cases.
For more information on Y-STRs and their use in forensic science, see our presentation “Why Y’s?“
Phenotypic DNA testing
Identitas™ technology available exclusively through Wyndham Forensic Group. This “all-in-one” genetic test can identify visible traits and help investigators zero in on an individual’s physical characteristics, ancestry and relationships (kinship) — all from a small sample of DNA. Phenotypic DNA testing can be applied to:
- Cold cases
- Missing persons / unidentified human remains
- Security and terrorism assessments
- Cases with no suspect identified
Contact us to find out how this new technology may help shed light on your investigation.