DNA evidence may be collected up to 96 hours after an assault. A person may do all, none, or just some part of this voluntary kit. A person may start and then completely stop having the kit done. Some of these may not be done, depending on the kind of assault.
- Victim’s medical history
- Victim’s descriptions of sexual assault
- Taking blood sample
- Undressing, providing underwear, clothing, and shoes as evidence
- Combing of pubic hair
- Pulling out 30 pubic hairs
- Swabbing of vagina or penis
- Swabbing of external genitalia
- Swabbing of anus
- Swabbing of mouth
- Swabbing of cheeks
- Swabbing other parts of body for dried secretions
- A sexual assault nurse examiner (R.N., SANE) may perform evidence collection with patients 14+ years old in the E.R.
- Any qualified medical professional in the E.R. may perform evidence collection on patients of any age-child or adult.
- In some cases children may be referred to a Child Advocacy Center (CAC) for the medical exam. www.cacgrd.org