Founder & President
Founder & President
Chief Operating Officer
Director of Client Experience
Director of Client Experience
DNA Labs International was founded in 2004, and we have been providing service excellence for over fifteen years specializing in forensic DNA analysis for law enforcement agencies, attorneys, and government forensic labs.
DNA Labs International is a private forensic DNA laboratory that is run by a mother-daughter team. We are passionate about our work and instill and share the company’s core mission: to provide the highest quality results, friendly service and innovative technology for law enforcement agencies and the victims they represent. DNA Labs International is ANAB ISO 17025 accredited laboratory. When it comes to forensic casework, we are one of the top labs in the country and we work with hundreds of agencies across the US and Caribbean Nations.
Our ultimate goal – to achieve the best results for you!
For over fifteen years we have been providing our clients with exceptional quality service based on open communication, equal attention to the importance of each case and accurate and reliable results every time. We are proudly built on over 30 years of experience in forensic serology and DNA analysis – from identification of biological fluids to DNA fingerprinting.
We work with you by discussing every case you submit, recommending the optimal analysis method for each item, and assisting you to determine the best evidence to be worked. We treat you like a partner every step of the way in order to provide you with the best, most effective, results. Because we understand the restrictions many agencies face, we not only offer low industry pricing to all of our clients, we also have preferred client programs and initiatives that can save you money. Our dedicated team works hard to provide you with short turnaround times based on your expectations – you name the date and we’ll give you results!
DNA Labs International is accredited by ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB), the country’s longest established provider of ISO accreditation to Forensic Sciences testing laboratories in the US. The ANAB inspects U.S. laboratories for adherence to standards set by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the DNA Advisory Board (established by the Director of the FBI).
DNA Labs International complies with the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025:2005 and Forensic Requirements for Accreditation (FRA 1 and FRA 2).
The Texas Department of Public Safety is an agency of this state created to provide public safety services to those people in the state of Texas by enforcing laws, administering regulatory programs, managing records, educating the public, and managing emergencies, both directly and through interaction with other agencies.
This accreditation is a requirement for the admission of the forensic analysis of physical evidence and expert testimony relating to the evidence in a criminal case in the state of Texas3.
For evidence to be eligible to be uploaded into the FBI national DNA database through CODIS, ISO 17025 Standards for Forensic DNA Testing Laboratories are required. To date only State Laboratories can directly enter evidence into CODIS.
Yet programs such as the FDLE DNA Pilot Project, initiated by FDLE in order to continue providing local law enforcement with the best service possible, give pre-approved participating law enforcement agencies the option to submit evidence (at their own expense) directly to pre-authorized private laboratories for analysis and have the DNA profiles generated from their analysis submitted to FDLE to be entered into state and national databases by FDLE.
We can provide DNA testing for any law enforcement agency that may require assistance across the United States. By partnering with a government crime lab, in a support role, we take cases that may require more immediate attention, or the latest technology available.
We have various partnerships across the country with government crime labs that approved our lab after a site visit. Once a site visit is complete and we are signed off, we can work cases for your law enforcement agency. If a CODIS eligible DNA profile is developed then that DNA profile will be sent to your local crime lab for review and possible upload. We are ISO 17025 accredited and have references and site visits available.
Call us to set up a partnership today!
In 2008 the Florida Department of Law Enforcement DNA Pilot Project was initiated in order to continue providing local law enforcement with the best service possible. They give pre-approved participating law enforcement agencies, within their jurisdiction, the option to submit evidence (at their own expense) directly to DNA Labs International for analysis. Any eligible DNA profiles generated from analysis is submitted to FDLE for review and possible upload into CODIS. Please call us to start the quick pre-approval process today!
The FDLE DNA Pilot Project was launched in 2008. It is an innovative program created to improve forensic service delivery and maximize the value of state and national DNA databases.
All Florida agencies within FDLE’s jurisdiction.
DNA Labs International
Now! This is an ongoing partnership with FDLE.
FDLE strictly adheres to the National DNA Index System (NDIS) DNA Data Acceptance Standards and any available current guidelines when considering the eligibility of STR DNA profiles for upload. FDLE has developed criteria for uploading DNA profiles to CODIS to ensure the integrity of information contributed to state and national DNA databases.
All DNA profiles developed and sent to FDLE from DNA Labs International will follow these strict guidelines.
In cases involving the possession of a firearm by felon, a profile developed from the gun in an attempt to determine the handler’s identity is a viable request for DNA. However, that profile is NOT eligible to be searched in CODIS. In this scenario, if the profile is NOT from the suspect who is a convicted felon, then no crime was actually committed. The profile CAN, however, be directly compared to a standard collected from the suspect in question, which would then be submitted to DNA Labs International for DNA testing.
Effective July 1, 2009:
Per STANDARD 17.2 Except as provided in Standard 17.2.1, an NDIS participating laboratory’s technical leader shall document approval of the technical specifications of the outsourcing agreement with a vendor laboratory before it is awarded. Such documentation shall be maintained by the NDIS participating laboratory.
17.2.1 A vendor laboratory that is performing forensic DNA analysis for a law enforcement agency or other entity and generating DNA data that may be entered into or searched in CODIS shall not initiate analysis for a specific case or set of cases until documented approval has been obtained from the appropriate NDIS participating laboratory’s technical leader of acceptance of ownership of the DNA data.
CODIS, the FBI Laboratory’s Combined DNA Index System combines forensic science and computer technology into a tool for solving violent crimes. CODIS enables federal, state, and local crime labs to exchange and compare DNA profiles electronically, linking crimes to each other and to convicted offenders.
CODIS is implemented as a distributed database with three hierarchical levels (or tiers) – local, state, and national. NDIS is the highest level in the CODIS hierarchy, and enables the laboratories participating in the CODIS Program to exchange and compare DNA profiles on a national level.
As of April 2016 the profile composition of the National DNA Index System (NDIS) is as follows:
12,299,460 Offender Profiles
2,326,808 Arrestee profiles
697,749 Forensic Profiles
For more information on CODIS please visit fbi.gov
1 Source: ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB)
2 Source: www.fbi.gov
3 Source: http://www.txdps.state.tx.us
DNA Labs International participates in the On-site Vendor Laboratory Visit Program (OVP) implemented by the FBI. The site visit documentation for our laboratory is available for NDIS labs to access and review. The documentation includes a visit summary and supplemental documentation to satisfy compliance with Standard 17.1.1 and QAS initial/annual on-site visit requirements upon your laboratory’s review and approval.
Cost-effective, accurate results and a successful outcome all start with how you submit your casework.
Make the submission process easier by following these four simple steps and you’ll have your analysis in no time.