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From: Robert Stafford <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] DNA Lab standards
Date: Wed, 29 Jul 2009 07:07:00 -0500
I looked through all of the CLIA-approved proficiency testers and can not
find genetic testing mentioned. I suggest checking with the Houston Lab to
determine if they undergo such proficiency testing.
I can not find any mention of NIH's proficiency testing program. Do you have
a reference? I can't find anything about accreditation on the ARL site.
Since labs generally give that information, I think it is best to assume
they are not accredited until we find out otherwise.
On Tue, Jul 28, 2009 at 5:10 PM, robert mclaren <>wrote:
> You are not fully correct in saying the Family Tree DNA uses a university
> lab (thereby implying that they only use a university lab). They do use
> the University of Arizona for their standard Y-DNA (12-, 25-, 37-, and
> 67-marker tests) and mtDNA (HVR1 and HVR2). As a university lab, the
> University of Arizona does not need AABB certification since they do not
> deal directly with consumers. However, they do need and are qualified by
> the National Institutes of Health.