in the recent charlie hebdo shootings i remember reading that they recovered some sort of DNA, i believe it was from one of the vehicles used, and within a few days they had results that confirmed it came from one of the suspects. i dont know what type of sample it was or any other details though... if money and facilities were of no concern, lets say it is a matter of national security, and a DNA sample arrives at the lab (lets say there is no processing/separation needed etc its a vial of blood or a complete body part or something, whatever makes it easiest) - what is the fastest possible turn around time? ok now lets say that it is just a typical murder case/crime, typical amount of time needed to process the crime scene, get the results to the lab, lab has typical workload nothing extreme - what would be the average amount of time you would expect results to take? is it commonplace for LE to say they are still waiting for results to come back when in fact they already have them but do not want the public to know it? or would that be rare, and they would just say that they have the results but are not releasing or discussing them? thanx for any replies, hoping to get someone with some first hand knowledge in here! if there is a thread with this information already thanx for directing me to it!