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Live Scan Fingerprinting in Florida (General)

IDENTICO’s Technique for Recording Legible Prints on Live Scan Fingerprinting Equipment

During Live Scan Fingerprinting images are collected and submitted electronically by using a live scan device which shall be approved and classified by FBI as Electronic fingerprinting equipment. IDENTICO gives following instructions to individuals and follows the methods for best possible capturing as described below.

 

The fingerprinting starts by placing applicants four fingers of left hand onto the glass surface of live scan fingerprinting scanner. At first the identification of flat impressions is made by taking images simultaneously without rolling. These are referred to as plain, slap, or flat impressions. The individual’s right and left four fingers are captured first, followed by the two thumbs (4-4-2 method). Instituting this finger capture method ensures the highest level of fingerprint sequence accuracy.

 

  • The recommended height for recording legible fingerprints is approximately 39 inches from the floor. This allows the forearm of an average adult to be parallel with the floor. This is the recommended position to record fingerprints.

     

     

    • Soap and water are preferred; however, rubbing alcohol may be substituted.
    • If hands are moist, wipe each finger with rubbing alcohol. If hands are dry or flaky use a small amount of hand lotion and wipe off any residue.
    • If capturing fingerprints electronically, ensure the live scan fingerprint device is properly calibrated and the platen is free of dust, dirt, and any residual fingerprint images.
  • The individual’s hands should be cleaned prior to printing:
  • Instruct the individual to look away from the fingerprint device, not to assist in the fingerprint process, and to relax. Grasp the individual’s right hand at the base of the thumb with your right hand. Cup your hand over the individual’s fingers, tucking under those fingers not being printed. Guide the finger being printed with your left hand.
  • When taking the rolled impression, the side of the finger bulb is placed upon the platen. The finger is then rolled to the other side until it faces the opposite direction. Care should be exercised so the bulb of each finger, from tip to below the first joint, is rolled evenly. Generally, the weight of the finger is the maximum pressure needed to clearly record a fingerprint. In order to take advantage of the natural movement of the forearm, the hand should be rotated from the more difficult position to the easiest position. This requires the thumbs be rolled toward and the fingers away from the center of the individual’s body. Roll each finger from nail to nail in the appropriate space, taking care to lift each finger up after rolling to avoid smudging.
  • Capture protocol requires the technician to simultaneously press the individual’s four fingers on the surface of the live scan device at a 90-degree vertical angle. Care should be taken to capture all fingers in the allotted space. Repeat this process for the left hand and then print both thumbs simultaneously (4-4-2 method). Capturing all fingers and thumbs in a vertical position improves finger segmentation software accuracy.
  • Complete all required textual information. It is important to enter the appropriate data in all fields when known.

 

Special Circumstances

 

Deformed or missing fingers:

If the finger is deformed, every attempt should be made to record the fingerprint in both the rolled and plain impression blocks. A postmortem kit, which is more commonly known as a spoon, can be utilized to assist in recording these images. If unable to record the image, simply place a notation in the fingerprint block (e.g., deformed, webbed) or electronically apply the Unable to Print (UP) code in data field 2.084.

Missing fingers are fingers physically present but cannot be recorded at the time of capture due to injury. Each missing finger should be designated via a notation in the fingerprint block (e.g., bandaged, injured, crippled, paralyzed) or electronically apply the UP code in data field 2.084.

 

Fully amputated fingers:

An amputated finger occurs when the finger’s first joint is no longer physically present. Amputated fingers should be designated via a notation in the fingerprint block (e.g., amp, missing at birth, severed) or electronically apply the Amputated (XX) code in data field 2.084.

 

Tip-amputated fingers:

If a portion of the first joint is present, record the available fingerprint pattern area in both the rolled and plain impression blocks.

 

Extra fingers:

When fingerprinting an individual with an extra finger, record only the thumb and the next four fingers. Do not record the extra finger as either a rolled or plain impression.

 

Scarred fingers:

Record scarred fingers in both the rolled and plain impressions without a notation.

 

Worn fingerprints:

An individual, by the nature of their work or age, may have very thin or worn ridges in the pattern area. Apply light pressure and use very little ink to record these types of fingerprint impressions. A technique known as “milking the finger” can be used to raise the fingerprint ridges prior to printing. This technique involves applying pressure or rubbing the fingers in a downward motion from palm to fingertip.

We have served hundreds of individuals with known difficulties in obtaining legible prints, and by using our methods we were able to keep the rate of required re-screening very low. For professional and accurate livescan fingerprinting or Level 2 Background Screening services please contact us today at (954) 239-8590 or visit us online at www.myidentico.com

 

Sincerely,

IDENTICO LLC.

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Drug Screening in Florida Live Scan Fingerprinting in Florida (General)

IDENTICO- Your Vendor for Drug Testing and Livescan Fingerprinting Services in Miami and vicinity.

We believe that   convenience is a key factor when it comes to  on-site drug test collections. IDENTICO is leader in South Florida’s mobile fingerprinting services segment. Thousands of individuals and businesses from Kendall to Naples used our on-site electronic fingerprinting services in 2010-2011. And as a respond to ongoing requests from loyal and new customers we expanded our services and now officially declared as Full third party administrator and on-site drug screening vendor approved by LabCord, Quest Diagnostics and MedTox Laboratories to perform the full range of drug screening services.

 

From the start of drug screening services implementation, we wanted to go beyond the typical on-site screening, and added the features which we believe give both clients and employees the feeling of supreme integrity and authenticity of testing procedures. IDENTICO’s mobile drug screening services will be provided in our specially equipped  and highly secured Mobile Drug Testing Vehicle.

 

Here are the benefits from services we may provide to groups of 10 or more individuals anywhere in South Florida:

 

1. We saves you money! No more 2-3 hours of employees paid time to get to the collections facility and get back to work. Each urine based specimen collection takes less than 7 minutes. For larger groups the cost of urine based 5 panels drug testing may start from $29.95/donor, which includes the collection, Laboratory testing, MRO services, and full reporting control and support. (Traveling fees may apply)

 

2. We uncover all “Drugs on Workplace” concerns businesses may have, we can perform urine, breath and blood based drug and alcohol testing

 

3. Only recognized, licensed and certified  laboratories,s such as Quest Diagnostics, LabCorp and MedTox are used for specimen testing.

 

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  • DOT Testing – We perform federally-mandated drug tests and offer excellent turnaround time, usually within 24-48 hours.
  • Non-DOT Testing – We offer a wide selection of 5,8 or 10 panels testing to meet your company’s drug testing policy guidelines.  These samples are tested under the same stringent guidelines as federally mandated testing.
  • Oral Fluid – Some companies have adopted oral fluid testing as an alternative to urine drug testing.  We offer oral fluid testing in multiple panel configurations.
  • Professional Panels – We have designed special expanded panel drug tests for those individuals working in the medical field and having daily access to controlled substances.
  • Test results can be available to you Electronically or via traditional fax.
  • Random Drug and Alcohol Testing Programs are available. Such unexpected testing methods gives unethical employees no chance for preparation or cheating.
  • The final report you receive is prepared and signed by Certified Medical Review Officer (MRO) who receives lab reports from the laboratory,
    reviews lab reports for integrity, authenticity, false negatives, and false positives, interprets lab results, including verification of lab positives.
  • Our Certified Breath Alcohol Technicians and Certified Collectors passed an extensive training, possess excellent collection and communication skills. We assure that all procedures and and assignments are in compliance with state/federal regulations.
  • In order to ensure the security and integrity of the collection process, the restroom inside our Mobile Drug Testing Bus is designed to meet the following minimum requirements:

     

    • Restroom is dedicated to the collection event and not available to the general public. The only individuals permitted in the restroom  are the collector and each individual donor.
    • Our collectors are responsible for securing the restroom prior to beginning any collection event and again between each donor.

 

  • We follow DOT’s 10 Steps to Collection Site Security and Integrity

     

     

    1. Pay careful attention to employees throughout the collection process.
    2. Ensure that there is no unauthorized access into the collection areas and that undetected access (e.g., through a door not in view) is not possible.
    3. Make sure that donors show proper picture ID.
    4. Make sure donors empty pockets; remove outer garments (e.g., coveralls, jacket, coat, hat); leave briefcases, purses, and bags behind; and wash their hands.
    5. Maintain personal control of the specimen and CCF at all times during the collection.
    6. Secure any water sources or otherwise make them unavailable to employees (e.g., turn off water inlet, tape handles to prevent opening faucets, secure tank lids).
    7. Ensure that the water in the toilet and tank (if applicable) has bluing (coloring) agent in it. Tape or otherwise secure shut any movable toilet tank top, or put bluing in the tank.
    8. Ensure that no soap, disinfectants, cleaning agents, or other possible adulterants are present.
    9. Inspect the site to ensure that no foreign or unauthorized substances are present.
    10. Secure areas and items (e.g., ledges, trash receptacles, paper towel holders, under-sink areas, ceiling tiles) that appear suitable for concealing contaminants.

       

       

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Call us today, secure your business and say “NO” to drugs at workplace. One call, and our drug screening service will reveal any and all unwanted activities or habits within company’s collective.

 

Due to logistical complexity of performing on-site collection event, we do ask that all requests to schedule these events be received a minimum of five business days prior to the event date. With that said, to ensure your requested date, we do recommend providing as much advanced notice as possible. To receive more information or to schedule an on-site collection event, contact our Customer Support Center at (954) 239-8590 or 888-988-8969.

 
 

Sincerely,

 

IDENTICO LLC