Due to required server maintenance, Evidence Log-In will be closed and unable to accept evidence on Friday, December 19th. Evidence Log-In will reopen and will accept evidence on Monday, December 22nd.

Please take our customer satisfaction survey located on the iLab main page.

**PASSWORDS REQUIRMENTS FOR ILAB ACCESS HAVE BEEN UPDATED PLEASE SEE PASSWORD INFORMATION IN REQUIREMENTS BELOW**
See also the iLAB Password Requirements Memo.

NOTICE: Effective immediately the Drug Analysis Department will no longer attach the Certification of Proof of Physical Custody or Control form to completed reports. This form will still be scanned in and remain on file in the Laboratory. Any agency that needs a copy of this form should contact the Laboratory at 803-896-7300.

If you can not access the log in screen because you are receiving an Internet Explorer error when trying to access the log in page, please contact the SLED IT Help Desk at 803-896-8588 or send an email to ITWorkRequest@sled.sc.gov. Note that iLAB is only compatible with Internet Explorer. 

If you are able to access the log in screen but are having issues with your password, please send your password request(s) to ilabrequests@sled.sc.gov.

What is iLab?
iLAB is a web based system located securely on the SLED web site. It enables authorized users the ability to pre-log cases for submission to the SLED Forensics Lab, download completed reports and view current information on cases already submitted to the lab.

For more detailed information you may view the tutorials below. Send all requests for new iLAB accounts and/or password changes to iLabRequests@sled.sc.gov.

If you are not sure of your access to the iLAB system, please contact your evidence department.
If you are experiencing any problem adding or retrieving information in iLAB, or have questions about iLAB, Please contact one of the SLED iLAB administrators Lt. Joe Leatherman – jleatherman@sled.sc.gov or Laura Corley – lcorley@sled.sc.gov – 803-896-7300.

Requirements

Eligibility to Obtain a User Name and Password

Only individuals who meet the following requirements are eligible to obtain a user name and password to access iLAB:

  • Individuals actively employed within a law enforcement agency or prosecutor’s office who submit evidence to and/or retrieve case information from the Laboratory for the purpose of obtaining results that will be used in a court of law,
  • Individuals actively employed within a correctional facility verifying CODIS submission samples to eliminate duplicate submissions.

No user name or password will be issued to any individual or agency who does not meet these criteria.

To request an iLAB account(s), submit an email including the agency name and email address for each individual obtaining an account to ilabrequests@sled.sc.gov. The request will be processed in the order it is received. Users will be provided a User ID and temporary password upon activation.

Passwords
SLED policy requires that passwords meet the following criteria:


  • Passwords must contain a minimum of 8 characters. They must be a combination of alpha, numeric, and special characters and must contain at least: one upper case letter, one lower case letter, one number, and one special character.
  • Passwords must change every 90 days and must not be repeated within 10 uses.

The system will alert users upon log in 15 days prior to password expiration. If the user's email address is in the system, an email alert will also be sent as a reminder. If the expiration date is reached and the password has not been changed, the system will lock the user account. To unlock the account, a request including then User ID and agency name must be submitted to ilabrequests@sled.sc.gov. The request will be processed in the order it is received and the users will be notified upon reactivation of the account.


Separating From an Agency

When an iLAB user separates from an agency, it is the responsibility of the agency to notify SLED Forensic Technology immediately. The User ID must be deactivated immediately upon the vacating individual’s separation from the agency to prevent further access by the individual. If the User ID is to be reassigned to another user, notify Forensic Technology immediately upon the vacating individual’s separation. Provide the User ID and the new user’s email address so the password can be changed and the email address of the new user added to the account. Deactivated User IDs may be reactivated and assigned to a new user anytime upon request from the agency. Requests must include the User ID and the new user’s email address. Send separation notifications and account transfer requests to ilabrequests@sled.sc.gov.

Tutorials

The following tutorials have been created to help familiarize you with the SLED Forensics Lab iLab system. Check this page often. New demonstrations will be added as features become available on iLab.

Overview of how to use iLAB
Changing a password on iLAB
Prelog Evidence on iLAB
Prelogging Additional Evidence
Prelogging BEST Kits
How to log in Multiple BEST kits that share a case number
(Please view the Pre – Log and BEST Kits in iLAB demos before viewing)

Prelog Do’s and Don’ts (updated March 2011)
What to do and what not to do when pre-logging cases
Important Toxicology Information
Information specific to the Toxicology section
Kit Submissions in iLAB
How to pre-log kits in iLAB

Forensic Analysis Requests

Analysis requests and corresponding explanations listed by department that are available in the SLED Forensics Lab. If you still have questions about your evidence submissions please contact the lab at 803-896-7300.

Forensic Analysis Requests and Explanations (updated March 2011)

iLAB Information Group

Have you joined the iLAB yahoo information group yet? 

 

If not please send a request to lcorley@sled.sc.gov with your name, agency and iLAB user id (for confirmation) and I will send you an invitation.  All you need is a yahoo account and an email address to receive iLAB group messages.

The iLAB Group is a private group and a great source of information.  It was created in order to share information with as many iLAB users as possible.  Joe and I use it to post information about changes to the system, server maintenance and other important iLAB related issues.  SLED lab department members use it to put out department specific information.  And iLAB users can present general evidence submission or packaging questions or concerns.  Case specific information (details about a specific case) is not recommended.  There is even an archive so you can catch up on any information already posted.