The Armed Forces DNA Identification Laboratory (AFDIL) is a forensics
laboratory specializing in DNA profiling
run by the United States Armed Forces
and located at the Dover Air Force Base
It is part of the Armed Forces Medical Examiner System.
AFDIL stores refrigerated DNA samples from all current active duty and reserve personnel. However, almost all casualty identifications are effected using fingerprint
s from military ID card
records (live scan fingerprint
s are recorded at the time such cards are issued). When friction ridge skin is not available from deceased military personnel, DNA and dental record
s are used to confirm identity.
*Department of Defense DNA Operation
Category:Laboratories in the United States
Category:Military medicine in the United States