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Forensic Casework Analysis
DNA Labs International provides local, state and federal crime labs with outsourced accredited DNA forensic analysis to help solve cold cases and work convicted offender samples for inclusion in the national database.
Our mission is to help our clients reduce both their no suspect casework and their convicted offender DNA backlogs in a timely, accurate and cost effective manner. To do this we created an organization based on industry best practices from over 30 State Crime Labs.
DNA Labs International is accredited by the accredited Forensic Quality Services - International division of the National Forensic Science and Technology Center (NFSTC), which inspects U.S. laboratories for adherence to standards set by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the DNA Advisory Board (established by the Director of the FBI). DNA Labs International complies with the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025:2005 and Forensic Requirements for Accreditation (FRA 1 and FRA 2).
DNA Labs International applies state-of-the-art technology to obtain accurate results in the area of forensics and general bodily fluid identification. Our lab technicians use the latest technology - Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR), Short Tandem Repeats (STR) and real-time PCR - to identify and test DNA and analyze the results. The following kits and instrumentation are utilized in our laboratory so that we can provide our clients and partners with the most accurate and reliable results and quick turnaround times:
Quantifiler® Human DNA Quantification Kit
Quantifiler® Y Human Male DNA Quantification Kit
AmpFLSTR® Profiler Plus® PCR Amplification Kit – The Profiler Plus® combines the advantages of PCR-based testing and fluorescence detection into a highly discriminating kit designed for human identification applications. The AmpFLSTR® Profiler Plus® PCR Amplification Kit amplifies nine tetranucleotide short tandem repeat (STR) loci and the Amelogenin locus in a single reaction tube.
This technology, coupled with the knowledge and experience of our staff, allows us to effectively carry out our mission: T o help our clients reduce both their no suspect casework and convicted offender DNA backlogs in a timely, accurate and cost effective manner.In addition to Forensic DNA Analysis we are proud to offer the following services:
Quantification and Screening - Quantification with no results reduces client's costs if no DNA detected. Now the machine can tell before they get going - and you don't have to charge the full amount.
Expert Testimony - DNA Labs International has more than 25 years experience in forensic serology and DNA analysis. We have been court-qualified experts in the field of DNA in state, federal and international courts of law.
DNA Casework Technical Review - All cases are independently reviewed by a second qualified DNA analyst to ensure top quality results.
DNA Identity Analysis - Civil Cases - DNA Labs International provides analysis of DNA or untested biological fluids and preparation of evidence for civil case depositions, hearings and trials.
Technical Analyst Lab Training with Certification - DNA Labs International provides equipment training for Applied Biosystems Real-Time PCR, multi-capillary PRISM(r) Genetic Analyzer and DNA analyst lab training with certification for preliminary examination of bodily fluids, extraction, quantification, amplification, data analysis including GeneMapper(r) and statistical interpretation.
Kits and Instrument Validation - Pre-prepared validation kits customized for individual labs meeting FBI Quality Assurance Audit Document standards, we can provide detailed Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) plus detailed validation write-up summaries, safety procedure manual, quality assurance manuals and maintenance guidelines. All documentation meets lab accreditation standards.
Equipment Training -DNA Labs International provides training for the Applied Biosystems (AB) Real-time PCR; 3100 and 3130 Genetic Analyzer.