- Dec 26, 2013
- Reaction score
Or put another way, partial sample = partial match!!
No. Partial sample means fewer that the targeted number of markers were identified. Different kits target different numbers of markers. Back in the OJ days, iirc, the standard was 6, but they wanted to be sure with OJ so they looked for 8 markers. IIRC. The jbr fingernail DNA and the first blood spot DNA was probably 6 or 8 (i forget).
Back in the OJ days, if they used 6 markers and 6 markers were found than that would be a full profile. If they look for 10 markers and they find 10 than that would be a full profile. If they looked for 15 markers and they find 15 than that would be a full profile. And, if they looked for 15 and only found 13, than that would be a partial profile.
Now, the standard is 13. The CODIS sample is 10. It is a partial profile. If CODIS matches that profile the match will be 10 out of 10 markers. It will not be a partial match. A partial match would be any number less than 10 and any number less than 10 means that the profiles do not match. All 10 markers must be the same or the profiles do not match.