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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. The team's collaborative approach ensures that you work in partnership to execute the best validation approach for your laboratory. 

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

Validation Services Manager
Validation Services Manager
​Validation Scientist
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Validation Scientist

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. By focusing on communication, team continuity and flexibility throughout the project, we ensure a seamless implementation of new technologies. The support doesn't end when the To Do List is completely checked off. Our team offers post-validation support if you need it. 

Interested in Validation Services for your laboratory?

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Services
Resources

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.

Our global team of knowledgeable former forensic practitioners use their experience and expertise to design a customized validation solution tailored to your laboratory’s needs and preferred scope of work, including:

  • Phone-based and on-site consultation
  • On-site bench work tailored to your requirements
  • Rapid turnaround of comprehensive data analyses and in-depth summary reports
  • Data analysis using GeneMarker® HID, GeneMapper® ID or GeneMapper® ID-X
  • Electronic data package provided
  • Post-validation teach-back training and support

At each step of the process our Validation Team will communicate updates on milestones and next steps, as well as answer any questions your laboratory may have even after the validation is completed.

If you’d like to discuss how our Validation Services team may assist your laboratory, contact us today:

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Note: These manuals are in .pdf format.

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

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

Internal Validation Guide of qPCR Systems for Forensic Laboratories

Internal Validation Guide for Y-STR Systems in Forensic Laboratories