Highest Industry Standards
ISO 17025 Accredited Laboratory
ISO (International Organization for Standardization) is the global leader in developing technical standards for industrial, commercial, and government fields. ISO 17025, one of the most prestigious certifications in the DNA testing industry, is awarded to laboratories which exemplify technical competence in all calibration and testing activities.
Demonstrating the laboratory's commitment to providing premium DNA testing services, our laboratory is pleased to announce that we have formally received accreditation under ISO Standard 17025, placing our laboratory as one of the first few full-service private DNA paternity testing laboratories in North America to receive this accreditation. Only a small number of private and government DNA laboratories in North America have reached ISO Standard 17025, an international standard that assess the technical competency of calibration laboratories and ensures accurate data generation, controlled and reproducible testing and testing procedures, and properly qualified trained laboratory personnel.
Our laboratory's success in meeting the stringent standards of ISO 17025 indicates that clients will receive the highest level of DNA testing services from a laboratory which is internationally recognized to excel in all aspects of testing quality. The scope of the accreditation awarded is "Human DNA testing services for verifying identity in paternity cases, claimed biological relationship matters and civil and criminal investigations". This accreditation is the product of an intense three year effort by the laboratory to establish a world class quality system which meets or exceeds the requirements of ISO 17025.
Genex Diagnostics Accredited by the American Association of Blood Banks
Genex Diagnostics has been officially granted accreditation by the American Association of Blood Banks (AABB) and is awarded the status of an AABB Accredited DNA testing facility.
Accreditation follows an intensive on-site assessment by specially trained AABB assessors and establishes that the level of medical, technical and administrative performance within the facility meets or exceeds the standards set by AABB. By successfully meeting those requirements, Genex Diagnostics joins the limited and distinguished set of Paternity Testing Laboratories in the United States and abroad that have earned AABB Accreditation.
"The AABB's Accreditation procedures are voluntary," Elina Alimkulov, Quality Manager of Genex Diagnostics explained. "Genex Diagnostics has sought AABB Accreditation because this program assists facilities around the country in achieving excellence by promoting a level of professional and medical expertise that contributes to quality performance."
AABB Accreditation is the designation of choice for paternity testing laboratories because it demonstrates an organization's commitment to advanced learning, continuous improvement and innovation by striving to sustain the highest possible level of patient and donor care. AABB-accredited organizations are recognized by their peers as leaders in their field and as pivotal voices in the dialogue through which consensus-based, voluntary standards are developed and implemented.
CAP Paternity Testing Proficiency Program
CAP (College of American Pathologists) is the worldwide leader in providing quality improvement programs to pathologists and laboratory professionals. Our testing laboratory participates in the Paternity Testing Proficiency Program of the College of American Pathologists (CAP), which includes rigorous laboratory proficiency testing three times each year. The complete DNA fingerprint and laboratory data is provided for every test.