Fully Accredited Laboratory Services

The 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 AssuredTM results each time.  

Laboratory Accreditations and Standards

AABB Accreditation

Relationship 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. Sorenson Genomics-Identigene has been a member in good standing with the AABB since 2003.  View the AABB Certificate

International Organization for Standardization 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 the ISO 17025 Certificate and Scope.

NYSDOH Accreditation State of New York Department of Health

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 pysician authorization and specimen collection under chain-of-custody.  View the NYSDOH Certificate.

 

Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA)

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) regulates laboratory testing performed on humans in the U.S. through the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA), to ensure quality laboratory testing. Sorenson Genomics-Identigene holds a CLIA certificate of accreditation for non-waived (moderate and/or high complexity) testing, issued to our laboratory by a CMS-approved accrediting organization

View our CLIA Certificate of Accreditation.

College of American Pathologists (CAP)

College of American Pathologists (CAP); the world's largest association composed exclusively of board certified pathologists and is the worldwide leader of laboratory quality assurance. This accomplishment adds to IDENTIGENE's list of held accreditations by AABB, L-A-B, and New York State Dept. of Health.

 

Other Quality Standards and Proficiency Testing

Our 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 inProficiency Testing and other programs designed to improve standards and practices among laboratories and businesses.

Proficiency 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.

 

National Institutes of Standards and Technology (NIST)Traceability

IDENTIGENE adheres to the National Institutes of Standards and Technology's Standard Reference Materials (SRM) for DNA Analysis to ensure consistent results.

 

Better Business Bureau (BBB)

IDENTIGENE is also an accredited member with A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau of Utah and participates in the BBB Online Reliability program.