Answers when you need them most

The Applied Biosystems RapidHIT ID System enables law enforcement to use DNA information to steer investigations in real time. With minimal training, you can process DNA samples at the station or in the field—and, in only 90 minutes, obtain rapid intelligence that can immediately impact an investigation, or link suspects with past crimes while they are still in custody.

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Investigative lead testing

Generate investigative leads from DNA in real time that can help solve property crimes, auto theft, and other local crimes.

Carjacker case example

Suspect forced
passenger out
of an idling car

used cigarette
to individual


Suspect arrested,
charged, and
convicted in
less than
two months

Arrestee DNA testing

Generate hits in real time while a suspect is still in custody.

Traditional multi-step arrestee testing workflow

Arrestee testing with Rapid DNA

Collect sample
from arrestee

Process sample
in 90 minutes
or less

Confirm identity
while still in

RAPID intelligence in three easy steps


1. Insert sample into cartridge

Bring the analysis tools to the point of action, whether in the lab or in the field.


2. Insert sample cartridge

Automatically performs same process used by the lab


3. DNA results in 90 minutes

RapidLINK software enables data analysis to be done by the lab.

For Forensics, Human Identification or Paternity/Kinship use only.  Not for use in diagnostic or therapeutic applications.