GenQuest’s Accreditations, Certifications, and Programs GenQuest   DNA   Laboratory   is   accredited   for   relationship   and   forensic   DNA   testing   and   uses   these   accrediting,   certifying,   and   standardization   bodies   to ensure our testing meets industry standards. American Association of Blood Banks (AABB) GenQuest   has   been   accredited   by   AABB   for   relationship   testing   since   2004.   AABB's   Relationship   Testing   Accreditation   program   is the   industry   standard   for   DNA   relationship   testing   laboratories,   and   establishes   and   promotes   the   highest   standards   of   testing   quality in   all   aspects   of   relationship   testing.   US   Government   agencies   (such   as   US   Embassies   and   the   USCIS)   and   most   US   courts   require DNA tests to be performed by AABB accredited laboratories. US Department of Homeland Security (US DHS) The    US    Department    of    Homeland    Security    is    responsible    for    providing    immigration-related    services    and    benefits    such    as naturalization    and    work    authorization,    as    well    as    investigative    and    enforcement    responsibilities    for    enforcement    of    federal immigration   law,   customs   laws,   and   air   security   laws.   The   DHS   oversees   the   functions   of   the   US   Citizenship   and   Immigration Services,   and   in   conjunction   with   the   US   Department   of   State,   requires   any   relationship   DNA   testing   used   for   immigration   purposes to   be   done   through   an   AABB   accredited   laboratory.   Because   GenQuest   is   accredited   under   the   AABB   for   relationship   DNA   testing, the Department of Homeland Security, USCIS, and Department of State accept DNA test results produced by our laboratory. College of American Pathologists (CAP) CAP   has   provided   proficiency   testing   services   for   more   than   65   years   and   has   partnerships   with   over   20,000   laboratories   worldwide. The   goal   of   any   proficiency   testing   program   is   to   ensure   a   laboratory   is   delivering   consistent   and   accurate   results.   GenQuest   has been proficiency testing since 1995. International Organization for Standardization (ISO 17025) ISO/IEC   17025   is   the   international   standard   established   to   ensure   the   technical   competency   of   laboratories   to   carry   out   tests   and/or calibrations,   including   sampling.   This   standard   encompasses   every   aspect   of   laboratory   management,   from   sample   preparation   to analytical   testing   proficiency   to   record   keeping   and   reports.   GenQuest   has   been   audited   to   ISO/IEC   17025   under   the   ANAB accreditation since 2010. ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB) Formerly   FQS,   the   ANAB   accreditation   service   is   one   of   the   few   multi-disciplinary   bodies   offering   lab   accreditation   in   many different   areas   of   calibrations   and   testing.   ANAB’s   inspection   procedures   are   recognized   by   the   International   Accreditation   Forum (IAF)     and    International    Laboratory    Accreditation    Cooperation    (ILAC) .    GenQuest    is    audited    by    ANAB    to    ISO/IEC    17025 standards for the forensic DNA testing performed at our laboratory. Texas Forensic Science Commission The   Texas   Forensic   Science   Commission   is   an   agency   of   the   state   of   Texas   created   to   strengthen   the   use   of   forensic   science   in criminal   investigations   and   courts.   The   FSC   promotes   the   development   of   professional   standards   and   training,   and   investigates allegations   of   professional   negligence   or   misconduct   that   would   substantially   affect   the   integrity   of   the   results   of   a   forensic   analysis conducted   by   an   accredited   laboratory,   facility   or   entity.   These   entities   may   report   professional   negligence   or   misconduct   to   the   FSC for   investigation.   Accreditation   by   the   Texas   FSC   is   a   predicate   to   the   admission   of   the   forensic   analysis   of   physical   evidence   and expert   testimony   relating   to   the   evidence   in   a   criminal   case.   Based   on   the   ANAB   accreditation   status   of   the   laboratory,   GenQuest has been granted full FSC Accreditation by the FSC Accreditation Program Administrator for the discipline of Biology/DNA. Clinical Laboratory Improvements Amendments The   Clinical   Laboratory   Improvement   Amendments   of   1988   (CLIA)   regulations   include   federal   standards   applicable   to   all   U.S. facilities   or   sites   that   test   human   specimens   for   health   assessment   or   to   diagnose,   prevent,   or   treat   disease.   GenQuest   obtained   CLIA certification in 2015.
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GenQuest’s Accreditations, Certifications, and Programs GenQuest     DNA     Laboratory     is     accredited     for relationship   and   forensic   DNA   testing   and   uses   these accrediting,   certifying,   and   standardization   bodies   to ensure our testing meets industry standards. American Association of Blood Banks (AABB) GenQuest   has   been   accredited   by   AABB for      relationship      testing      since      2004. AABB's             Relationship             Testing Accreditation    program    is    the    industry standard    for    DNA    relationship    testing laboratories,        and        establishes        and promotes   the   highest   standards   of   testing quality     in     all     aspects     of     relationship testing.    US    Government    agencies    (such as    US    Embassies    and    the    USCIS)    and most   US   courts   require   DNA   tests   to   be performed        by        AABB        accredited laboratories. US Department of Homeland Security (US DHS) The     US     Department     of     Homeland Security     is     responsible     for     providing immigration-related   services   and   benefits such       as       naturalization       and       work authorization,   as   well   as   investigative   and enforcement           responsibilities           for enforcement   of   federal   immigration   law, customs   laws,   and   air   security   laws.   The DHS    oversees    the    functions    of    the    US Citizenship    and    Immigration    Services, and      in      conjunction      with      the      US Department      of      State,      requires      any relationship      DNA      testing      used      for immigration   purposes   to   be   done   through an   AABB   accredited   laboratory.   Because GenQuest   is   accredited   under   the   AABB for      relationship      DNA      testing,      the Department      of      Homeland      Security, USCIS,   and   Department   of   State   accept DNA     test     results     produced     by     our laboratory. College of American Pathologists (CAP) CAP    has    provided    proficiency    testing services   for   more   than   65   years   and   has partnerships         with         over         20,000 laboratories   worldwide.   The   goal   of   any proficiency   testing   program   is   to   ensure   a laboratory    is    delivering    consistent    and accurate     results.     GenQuest     has     been proficiency testing since 1995. International Organization for Standardization (ISO 17025) ISO/IEC     17025     is     the     international standard      established      to      ensure      the technical   competency   of   laboratories   to carry     out     tests     and/or     calibrations, including       sampling.       This       standard encompasses   every   aspect   of   laboratory management,   from   sample   preparation   to analytical    testing    proficiency    to    record keeping   and   reports.   GenQuest   has   been audited    to    ISO/IEC    17025    under    the ANAB accreditation since 2010. ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB) Formerly   FQS,   the   ANAB   accreditation service      is      one      of      the      few      multi- disciplinary         bodies         offering         lab accreditation   in   many   different   areas   of calibrations       and       testing.       ANAB’s inspection   procedures   are   recognized   by the    International    Accreditation    Forum (IAF)       and      International      Laboratory Accreditation        Cooperation        (ILAC) . GenQuest     is     audited     by     ANAB     to ISO/IEC      17025      standards      for      the forensic    DNA    testing    performed    at    our laboratory. Texas Forensic Science Commission The   Texas   Forensic   Science   Commission is   an   agency   of   the   state   of   Texas   created to   strengthen   the   use   of   forensic   science in   criminal   investigations   and   courts.   The FSC      promotes      the      development      of professional   standards   and   training,   and investigates    allegations    of    professional negligence     or     misconduct     that     would substantially    affect    the    integrity    of    the results   of   a   forensic   analysis   conducted by    an    accredited    laboratory,    facility    or entity.       These       entities       may       report professional   negligence   or   misconduct   to the   FSC   for   investigation.   Accreditation by   the   Texas   FSC   is   a   predicate   to   the admission    of    the    forensic    analysis    of physical    evidence    and    expert    testimony relating    to    the    evidence    in    a    criminal case.   Based   on   the   ANAB   accreditation status    of    the    laboratory,    GenQuest    has been   granted   full   FSC   Accreditation   by the        FSC        Accreditation        Program Administrator      for      the      discipline      of Biology/DNA.