You know how important DNA testing can be in crime investigations. Here's how it works:
When DNA evidence is collected it needs to be contained in a sealed plastic bag. The sample goes to Albany—the location of the only DNA lab in the state. If the evidence remains too long in the bag, the moisture can generate mold. So the evidence must be dried immediately upon return to the RC BCI.
The investigator places the evidence in the drying chamber which is humidity and temperature controlled. This gets the item to the exact point needed to extract DNA. The system has separate chambers for victim and suspect DNA.