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DNA Labs International was founded in 2004, and we have been providing service excellence for over a decade specializing in forensic DNA analysis for law enforcement agencies, attorneys, and government forensic labs. DNA Labs International is a woman owned, ISO 17025 accredited lab.

We are a leader in the forensic community providing DNA services for hundreds of clients both nationally and internationally. Everyone here is driven to provide the highest quality results, friendly service and the latest technology available. Our ultimate goal – to achieve the best results for you!


About

For over a decade 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!

Accreditations

ISO 17025 Accreditation

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).


Texas DPS Accreditation

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

FDLE DNA Pilot Project

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.

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Affiliations

The Florida Sheriffs Association

The Florida Police Chiefs Association

The Florida Sex Crimes Investigators Association

The National Homicide Investigator’s Association

The Florida Association of Private Investigators, Inc.

American Academy of Forensic Sciences

The Association of Forensic DNA Analysts and Administrators

The International Society for Forensic Genetics

The Southern Association of Forensic Scientists

Broward Police Chief’s Association

Miami Police Chief’s Association

Palm Beach Police Chief’s Association

American Board of Criminalistics

The American Investigative Society of Cold Cases

Florida Division – Internal Association for Identification

Property and Evidence Association of Florida, Inc.

Association of Caribbean Commissioners of Police


CODIS Upload

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 parternships across the country with governement 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 enforcment agency. If a CODIS elligible 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!

Florida Agencies – CODIS Upload

FDLE DNA Pilot Project

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 preapproved 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 preapproval process today!

What

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.

Who

All Florida agencies within FDLE’s jurisdiction.

Where

DNA Labs International

When

Now! This is an ongoing partnership with FDLE.

How

  • Agencies submit evidence to DNA Labs International – at their own expenses.
  • DNA profiles developed by DNA Labs International are submitted for review and possible upload to CODIS by FDLE.

Upload to CODIS

Benefits:

  • Enables agencies to manage priorities based on available resources.
  • Eligible DNA profiles are immediately submitted to FDLE and placed in queue for upload. Typical upload time within 30 days.
  • Meets grant requirements for CODIS upload.
  • Faster results can lead to shortened investigation times and quicker arrests.
  • Shorted investigation times lead to less money spent.

Uploading Vendor-Developed DNA Profiles to CODIS

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.

When a law enforcement agency submits evidence to DNA Labs International, the agency will bear all costs associated with the analysis of the evidence as well as the costs of any follow-up action required. These costs could include but are not limited to:

  • Expert witness testimony billed at a daily rate, plus travel expenses.
  • Testing of suspect confirmation standard(s) required, should a CODIS match be made.
  • Testing of elimination standard(s), should it be required to determine eligibility of the profile for upload to CODIS.
  • Evidence from a single case may be submitted to DNA Labs International OR an FDLE laboratory but may not be submitted to both FDLE and DNA Labs International for DNA testing.
  • Federal DNA Quality Assurance Standards requires documented communication between an agency’s point of contact and FDLE prior to the start of any work conducted by the private laboratory if the resulting profiles are intended to be reviewed by FDLE for possible upload to CODIS. It is the agency’s responsibility to keep contact information current with FDLE.
  • When an agency submits evidence to DNA Labs International, the agency must provide all information about the case and evidence that is needed for FDLE to accurately evaluate the eligibility of a resulting DNA profile for upload to CODIS.
    For Example:

For Example:

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.

Please contact us and we will let you know how to become a part of the pilot project.

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


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