Sorenson Genomics

Human Genomics DNA Laboratory

Human Genomics DNA Laboratory Accreditations

Sorenson Genomics regularly participates in several proficiency and laboratory accreditation programs and maintains the Industry's highest degree of accreditation and standards. We are fully accredited for a wide array of human genomics methodologies. Each accrediting body is certified to issue compliance only for a specific type or types of testing.  

A Gold Standard

The various accrediting bodies routinely evaluate the Human Genomics DNA Testing Laboratory at Sorenson Genomics for adherence to standards of cleanliness, competency, work quality, consumer privacy protection and results accuracy. The accreditation process of the Human Genomics DNA Laboratory includes sample accessioning, laboratory extraction, data analysis, and secure test results reporting.

The world class Human Genomics DNA Laboratory at Sorenson Genomics is built upon the three pillars of quality, precision and speed. We are proud of the efficiency and productivity of the Human Genomics Laboratory and believe that each of our partners deserves this gold standard.

Laboratory Accreditations

AABB Accredited (formerly the American Association of Blood Banks)

Relationship and DNA Paternity Testing.  AABB laboratory accreditation applies to test cases wherein the participant's identity and collection of samples is verified by an independent third party via chain-of-custody documentation, thus making the case legally admissible in court. 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 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 Department of Health accreditation includes chain-of-custody requirements set forth by NYSDOH.  Paternity testing in New York requires pysician authorization and specimen collection under chain-of-custody.  View the NYSDOH Certificate.

Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA)

STD Testing.  CLIA regulates all laboratory testing (except research) performed on humans in the U.S. These stringent requirements provide clients with confidence in the quality and reliability of laboratory results. The Human Genomics DNA Testing Laboratory at Sorenson Genomics is accredited to CLIA standards through the College of American Pathologists (CAP). View our CLIA Certificate of Accreditation.


Quality Standards and Proficiency Testing

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 Human Genomics DNA Testing Laboratory at Sorenson Genomics 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. The Human Genomics DNA Testing Laboratory at Sorenson Genomics participates in proficiency testing for DNA genotyping, paternity testing, and STD testing.

 

National Institutes of Standards and Technology (NIST)Traceability

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

 

 

Better Business Bureau

Sorenson Genomics is also an accredited member with A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau of Utah and participates in the BBB Online Reliability program. Our Human Genomics DNA Testing Center Laboratory undergoes regular evaluations by independent auditors to ensure that all our DNA test results comply with accepted standards and practices. 

 


Sorenson Forensics, a Sorenson Genomics Business Unit, holds an additional Laboratory Accreditation.

The American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors/Laboratory Accreditation Board

Forensics Testing.  ASCLD/LAB is the oldest and most well known crime/forensic laboratory accrediting body in the world. Its programs help maintain the quality of forensic crime laboratory services.  Sorenson Forensics is accredited by ASCLD/LAB-International.