Laboratory Accreditations and StandardsThe IDENTIGENE DNA testing laboratory participates in several proficiency and accreditation programs to ensure the highest degree of quality available in the industry. Our DNA Testing Laboratory undergoes regular voluntary evaluations by independent auditors to ensure that your paternity test and all other DNA test results comply with accepted standards and practices. We employ system controls and checks and balances to provide Test Assured results each time.
AABBRelationship and Paternity DNA Testing. AABB laboratory accreditation applies only to relationship or paternity test cases where the participant identity and collection of samples is verified by an independent third party via chain-of-custody documentation, making the case legally admissible in court. View our AABB accreditation certificate.
International Organization for Standardization (LAB-ISO 17025)Relationship and DNA Paternity Testing. The ISO 17025 accreditation applies to DNA testing and analysis including all paternity testing, relationship and other DNA testing services. View our LAB-ISO 17025 certificate and scope.
New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH)Relationship and DNA Paternity Testing. The New York State accreditation includes paternity and relationship DNA testing services. New York residents may purchase the IDENTIGENE DNA Paternity Test Kit for New York residents. Paternity testing in New York requires physician authorization and specimen collection under chain-of-custody. View our NYSDOH certificate.
Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA)CLIA regulates all laboratory testing (except research) performed on humans in the U.S. These stringent requirements provide clients with confidence in the quality and reliability of laboratory results. Identigene is accredited to CLIA standards through CAP. View our CLIA accreditation certificate.
Proficiency TestingProficiency Testing (PT) is defined as the determination of DNA laboratory testing performance by means of inter-laboratory comparisons, in which a PT program, such as the College of American Pathologists (CAP), periodically sends multiple specimens to our laboratory for analysis and/or identification. The IDENTIGENE DNA Testing Center participates in proficiency testing as administered by CAP, New York State and others. Following the laboratory analysis, the organization conducting the PT program then compares each laboratory’s results with those of other laboratories in the group and/or with an assigned value. Our DNA Testing Center participates in proficiency testing for DNA relationship testing and paternity testing.
Other Quality StandardsOur DNA Testing Center undergoes regular evaluations by independent auditors to ensure that all our DNA test results comply with accepted standards and practices. In addition to laboratory accreditations for DNA paternity testing and clinical testing, IDENTIGENE also participates in other programs designed to improve standards and practices among laboratories and businesses.
National Institutes of Standards and Technology (NIST)TraceabilityIDENTIGENE adheres to the National Institutes of Standards and Technology’s Standard Reference Materials (SRM) for DNA Analysis to ensure consistent results.
Important Note about the IDENTIGENE DNA Lab and Accreditations
In December, 2016, IDENTIGENE was purchased by DNA Diagnostics Center (DDC), one of the largest and most well-regarded private DNA labs in the United States. All laboratory work is now being performed at DDC in Fairfield, Ohio, with the same high level of expertise, the latest equipment, and top-notch analysis.