Accreditation



In demonstration of excellence, DNA Diagnostic Center (DDC), participates in a number of national and international accreditation programs, including the American Association of Blood Banks (AABB), Forensic Quality Services – International, (FQS-I) and the New York Department of Health. These programs provide external review and approval of the laboratory systems and quality.

Assured DNA Accreditation

Forensic Quality Services International (FQS-I)

Forensic Quality Services International (FQS-I) is an independent corporation established in 2003 by NFSTC. FQS-I is a separate business unit within FQS, whose sole purpose is accreditation of forensic laboratories to ISO 17025. FQS-I is the longest established provider of ISO accreditation to forensic science testing laboratories in the United States. It is one of the accrediting bodies recognized by the National DNA Index System (NDIS) Procedures Board and the only one that has completed the rigorous scrutiny of operations required for recognition by the National Cooperative for Laboratory Accreditation. Chromosomal Laboratories is accredited by Forensic Quality Services International (FQS-I) to biological screening, DNA analysis for forensic casework and DNA analysis for CODIS databasing. Through this ISO 17025 accreditation, our forensic department provides validated, court admissible testing to the legal community, law enforcement, and private investigators. The laboratory has validated procedures for both autosomal STRs and Y-STRs.

FRA-1.0 is based on ILAC G19, and is specific to "Forensic Requirements for Accreditation" for laboratories involved in forensic testing. FRA-2.0 is an audit document based on the Quality Assurance Standards for DNA Analysis for DNA Testing laboratories and Convicted Offender DNA Databasing Laboratories.

State of Texas – DPS Accreditation

DDC Laboratories, Inc has been granted Full DPS Accreditation by the Director of the Department of Public Safety for the discipline of Biology.

American Association of Blood Banks (AABB)

DDC Laboratories, Inc is an American Association of Blood Banks (AABB) Accredited Relationship Testing Facility. AABB is an international association involved in activities related to transfusion and cellular therapies including transplantation medicine. Since its beginning in 1947, AABB continues to support the highest standards of medical, technical and administrative performance, scientific investigation, clinical application, standard setting, accreditation and education.

DDC Laboratories, Inc is authorized to perform DNA Forensic Identity and DNA Parentage/Identity Testing on samples originating in the State of New York by the New York State Department of Health, PFI: 8237. U.S. Department of Homeland Security Immigration Testing

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security requires that DNA testing must be performed by an American Association of Blood Banks (AABB) accredited laboratory. As an AABB Accredited Testing Facility, Chromosomal meets the requirements for Immigration Testing for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Chromosomal Laboratories, Inc works with the State Department and embassies all over the world, in providing relationship services to petitioners and beneficiaries.

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