CERTIFICATES / ACCREDITATIONS
The provision of high-quality services is the foremost mission of DNAlogy laboratories. Our laboratories’ certificates and accreditations are the best guarantee for the reliability of our results.
Accreditation as per quality standard ELOT EN ISO/IEC 17025
DNAlogy laboratories are accredited by the National Accreditation System (ESYD) (cert. no 892-2) according to the quality standard ELOT EN ISO/IEC 17025 for forensic DNA analysis tests (detection of biological material, analysis and profiling of DNA) and for DNA tests for establishment of biological relationship.
Implementation of ISO 9001 quality standard
The International Accreditation Forum (IAF), the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) have issued a revised communiqué stating that the administrative requirements of the ISO/IEC 17025 standard are operating according to the principles of the ISO 9001 standard.
Certificate of participation in the GEDNAP external audit of quality assurance
The German DNA profiling group GEDNAP organises every year 2 DNA analysis tests to ensure laboratory quality, where the DNAlogy laboratories successfully take part. The tests include the detection of biological material in evidence, the determination of the nature of the biological material, genetic profiling and statistical analysis for identification of suspects.
Certificate of participation in the ISFG-ESWG inter-laboratory exercises
The DNAlogy laboratories take part in the annual inter-laboratory control exercises that are organised by the working groups of the International Society for Forensic Genetics. The exercises include, among other activities, genetic profiling and statistical analysis to determine paternity.
Cooperation with the Ministry of Justice
The experts of DNAlogy have a direct cooperation with the Ministry of Justice, as they are registered in the official lists of experts for the country’s Courts of First Instance and Public Prosecutor Offices, providing their services in detection, analysis and profiling of genetic material (relationship testing, characterisation and identification of evidence) and in toxicological analyses to detect medicines and narcotics.
Ministry of Immigration Policy (currently the Ministry of Immigration and Asylum)
The laboratories of DNAlogy thanks to their ELOT EN ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation are included in the official list of laboratories that can perform DNA tests for establishment of paternity-relationship for the purposes of issue of residence permits for foreigners on the grounds of paternal or other blood relationship with underage nationals.
International Criminal Court
The experts of DNAlogy are registered in the official list of experts of the International Criminal Court in The Hague, for detection, analysis and profiling of genetic material, providing their services at an international level.