The Valdosta Regional Crime Laboratory recently received state certification through the Georgia Bureau of Investigation to perform blood analysis testing. A blood alcohol analysis is performed when a person is suspected of Driving Under the Influence (DUI).
In June 2019, both the blood testing method and criminalists were certified through the state of Georgia to perform the blood analysis testing. Previously, the Valdosta Police Department sent all blood testing kits to the GBI Crime Lab. Most of the equipment needed to process these tests were purchased using grant funding secured by the Crime Lab.