DNA Solutions is accredited to the American Association of Blood Banks (AABB) standard for relationship testing. This accreditation is the gold standard for DNA paternity testing laboratories. Accreditation is granted only to laboratories that achieve high quality performance for relationship testing which follows strict quality guidelines that cover all aspects of parentage testing from initial specimen collection to the issuance of the final results.
DNA Solutions is accredited by Forensic Quality Services - International (FQS-I), the country’s longest established provider of ISO accreditation to Forensic Sciences testing laboratories in the US. The FQS-I inspects U.S. laboratories for adherence to the ISO 17025 standards set by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and Forensic Requirements for Accreditation (FRA-1:2008/1). ISO/IEC 17025:2005 is the most widely used laboratory standard for testing laboratories and is internationally recognized and accepted world-wide. It contains all of the requirements that testing laboratories must meet if they wish to demonstrate that they operate a Quality Management System, are technically competent, and are able to generate technically valid results.
Why use an accredited lab?
FQS-IISO/IEC 17025 Accreditation Certificate
AABB Accreditation Certificate
- Provides formal recognition to laboratories that demonstrate technical competency
- Maintains this recognition through periodic evaluations to ensure continued compliance with requirements;
- Provides laboratories with the opportunity to determine whether work is performed correctly and to appropriate standards;
- Identifies areas for improvement through discussion and detailed reporting;
- Monitors areas for improvement through follow-up action
Quality Assurance & Quality Control:
Quality Assurance (QA) is an independent monitoring function of the operations, reporting directly to the President. Quality Control (QC) is the function performed during the tests to monitor precision, accuracy, and other analytical testing criteria. QC is performed by the analysts as they are performing the tests.
DNA Solutions has a QA Manual and a formal QA Program in compliance with AABB, ISO 17025 and FQS Forensic Requirements for Accreditation (FRA-1:2008/1). The QA program consists of a set of standard operating procedures that cover the following QA Systems: Test Methodology, Traceability, Quality Control, Training, Competency, Proficiency, Internal Audits, CAPA, Instrument Qualification, Supplier Qualification, Documentation Control, Change Control, Customer Complaints, Method Validation, Records Retention and Safety.
For more information on DNA Solutions' Quality contact:
Quality Director, Tommy Means - firstname.lastname@example.org
or call (866) 362-9778.