Butte County Will Now Offer Rapid DNA Service

Nov 20, 2013 4:59 PM

Butte County has become one of eight California counties that will benefit from a new DNA service to help solve sexual assault cases. It's called Rapid DNA Service, also known as RADs. The service began today in the emergency departments of Enloe Medical Center, Oroville Hospital and Feather River Hospital. RADs can provide an approximate 15-day-or-less turnaround in DNA analysis. It will be used to help law enforcement solve crimes, identify suspects, and link serial crimes. The arrival of the program locally is thanks to the leadership of the Butte County SART, which is a collaboration of law enforcement, hospitals and public health organizations. The RADs program comes at no additional cost to the counties.


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