4Truth Identity only uses an accredited DNA Testing
laboratory for all legal DNA Testing services. The testing laboratory has several accreditations
- American Association of Blood Banks
- ACLASS Accreditation Services (ISO/IEC 17025)
- College of American Pathologists (CAP)
- Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments
- New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH).
DNA testing methods evolve at a rapid pace. To ensure the laboratory's top performance in all aspects of the
testing services, they participate in several voluntary accreditation programs. These programs verify the
reliability of the equipment, the qualifications of the laboratory
staff, and the soundness of the testing methods and standard operating procedures.
American Association of Blood Banks (AABB)
The AABB Relationship Testing Accreditation program is the international gold standard for DNA paternity testing
laboratories. The program establishes and promotes the highest Standards of testing quality and care for patients
in all aspects of parentage and other relationship testing. Most courts and other government agencies require DNA
tests to be performed by AABB-accredited laboratories. The laboratory used by 4Truth
Identity has achieved and maintained AABB accreditation since 1996.
ACLASS Accreditation Services (ISO/IEC 17025)
ACLASS is an international laboratory accreditation organization. Their rigorous inspection procedures are
recognized by ILAC, APLAC, and IAAC through the signing of Multilateral Recognition Arrangements. The laboratory
used by 4Truth Identity has ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation, which is the international standard set for
ensuring the technical competency of laboratories. ISO/IEC 17025 covers every aspect of laboratory management,
ranging from sample preparation to analytical testing proficiency to record keeping and reports.
The American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors/Laboratory Accreditation Board is the most stringent
accreditation program for forensic DNA laboratories. The laboratory used by 4Truth Identity has the
distinction of receiving ASCLD/LAB-International accreditation after the first inspection as further evidence of
the laboratory's unceasing commitment to excellence.
College of American Pathologists (CAP)
The CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program is recognized by the federal government as being equal to or more
stringent than the government's own laboratory inspection program. The laboratory used by 4Truth Identity has
achieved another perfect rating in it's most recent CAP inspection, which examined the general laboratory
procedures as well as the laboring excellence in providing molecular diagnostics services.
CAP accreditation also requires laboratories to participate in its Proficiency Testing Program, in which CAP
sends samples to the laboratories for DNA testing and evaluates the laboratories results.
Many laboratories participate in this program but do not obtain accreditation, which entails a more rigorous,
on-site laboratory inspection. The laboratory used by 4Truth Identity is one of few laboratories that
participate in and have perfectly passed both proficiency testing and laboratory accreditation programs.
New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH)
The NYSDOH certification permits laboratories to perform DNA tests on cases originating from New York. NYSDOH
rigorously inspects the entire testing service, including processes performed outside the lab, such as chain of
custody and patient referrals. The laboratory used by 4Truth Identity is one of the few AABB-accredited
laboratories that also has the prestigious NYSDOH certification, achieving a perfect rating in its past four
Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA)
The CLIA accreditation issued by the U.S. Department of Health ensures laboratory results are timely, accurate, and
reliable. The laboratory used by 4Truth Identity has been accredited by CLIA for over 8 years.