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Genetic Identity Validation Services and Resources

Expertise You Can Depend On

The forensics validation process can be highly complex and time consuming. We offer flexible, consultative Validation Services to forensics laboratories who need to implement new technologies and applications into their workflows. Our Validation Services program’s final products will be in compliance with current forensic guidelines and standards for your laboratory.

Our team of former practitioners use their experience and expertise to design a customized validation solution to fit your laboratory’s needs and preferred scope of work.

Customized Solutions Tailored to Your Needs

Whether you’re in a casework or database laboratory, our Validation Services team can help streamline your validation process through a series of customized menu options. Our collaborative approach ensures a seamless implementation of new technologies.

The table below highlights the many options our Validation Services team can offer:

Service Option STR Amplification Quantification DNA Extraction
Casework Databasing
Consultation with laboratory to understand validation need X X X X
Defined scope of work agreement X X X X
Detailed data analysis X X X X
Validation report (electronic) X X X X
Teach-back training & support (remote or onsite) X X X X
Services Include*
Precision study X X X X
Sensitivity study X X X X
Reproducibility study X X X X
Analytical threshold X X
Contamination X X X X
Stochastic study X X X
Mixture study X X X X
Concordance study (NIST) X X X
Known and non-probative sample study X X X X

*Special requests will be handled on a case-by-case basis.

If you’d like to discuss how our Validation Services team may assist your laboratory, click on the button below:

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Validation of DNA-typing products in a forensic laboratory is often considered a burdensome and confusing requirement. Yet full product validation is required for DNA-typing products to be accepted by regulatory agencies and as evidence in the courtroom. We are committed to working with the forensic DNA-typing community to meet product validation requirements and offer the following validation resources:

Internal Validation of Autosomal STR Systems Reference Manual

PowerPlex® ESI 17 Pro System Modification Validation Guide

Validation Guide for the DNA IQ™ Casework Pro Kit for Maxwell® 16

Validation Guide for the DNA IQ™ Reference Sample Kit for Maxwell® 16

Internal Validation Guide of qPCR Systems for Forensic Laboratories

Internal Validation Guide for Y-STR Systems in Forensic Laboratories

Note: These manuals are in .pdf format.