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DNA Reference Lab, Inc.-Company Profile

Business Information

Business Name: DNA REFERENCE LAB, Inc

Business Address: 5819 NW Loop 410, Ste 166, San Antonio Texas,78238 USA


Tel: 210-692-3800; 1-877-362-0362

Fax: 210-615-0100

Company Strategy

  • Purpose: To be a leader in comprehensive laboratory DNA/ RNA testing by providing enhanced services, relationship and profitability.
  • Vision: To provide quality services that exceeds the expectations of our esteemed customers.
  • Mission statement: To provide accurate laboratory DNA test results by using the most cost effective and cutting edge technologies. To build long term relationships with our customers and clients and provide exceptional customer services by pursuing business through innovation and advanced technology.
  • Core values: We believe in treating our customers with respect and faith• We grow through creativity, invention and innovation.• We integrate honesty, integrity and business ethics into all aspects of our business functioning
  • Goals: National & international expansion in the field of medical, relationship determination and forensic laboratory DNA testing and to develop a strong base of key customers• Increase the assets and investments of the company to support the development of legal and medical services• To build good reputation in the field of laboratory DNA/RNA testing and to become strong and key player within the industry..
  • SNP/STR/micro array/sequence analysis to screen and test for genes involved in cancer and genetic diseases.

Scope of Work

Home of comprehensive laboratory DNA/RNA testing for Forensic, paternity/relationship, ancestry/ethnicity and molecular diagnostic for law-enforcement agencies, criminal defense lawyers, general and district attorneys, immigration offices courts of law, physician groups, hospitals and health service entities.

General Business Activities Overview

DNA Reference Lab, Inc. is a private corporation established in November of 1997 to pioneer the build-up of a complete DNA testing facility. The Laboratory is designed to utilize cutting-edge technologies in order to provide our medical, forensic, and general community with the latest and the most cost-effective methods in laboratory DNA testing. We offer comprehensive laboratory DNA testing services in the following disciplines:

  • Complete testing to establish legal custody of a child; resolve issues of child support, legal custody, adoption, and immigration; and to reconstruct family genetic relationships.
  • Forensic testing to obtain or confirm scientific evidence that is usable in our court system.
  • Sequence analysis of mitochondrial DNA structure and Y-chromosome analysis for investigative work in criminal cases and clinical disorders.
  • Testing for infectious agents where DNA testing has a proven superiority in terms of speed, specificity and reliability over traditional methods. Our testing procedures are focused on direct measurements of viral loads and viral genotyping.
  • High resolution real-time PCR testing for transplant viral load determinations and screening for chromosomal translocations.
  • SNP/STR/micro array/sequence analysis to screen and test for genes involved in cancer and genetic diseases.

Stream-lined Departments in the Laboratory

  1. Relationship/ Paternity/Ancestry Testing
  2. Forensic DNA casework analysis
  3. Molecular diagnostic testing

Laboratory Accreditation/Certification

  • AABB (American Association of Blood Banks) (2002- 20015)
  • ASCLD/LAB International ( 2009-2010)
  • Texas DPS accreditation (2009-2010)
  • NFSTC (National Forensic Science and Technology Center) (2001-2004)
  • CAP certification as a Molecular Pathology Lab (1998-2004; 2015-2017)
  • CLIA certified (1998-2006, 2015-2017)
  • Medicare certified as a provider (1998- 2006; 2015-2017)
  • Medicaid certified as a provider (1998- 2006; 2015-2017)
  • BlueCross/BlueShield certification as a provider (1998- 2006)

Organizational Experience:

  • DNA Reference Lab is an independent, privately held corporation and is not part of any parent companies, subsidiaries, or sister companies.
  • DNA Reference Lab test results are produced by qualified, well-trained professionals. These test results are supported by written documentation that details the essential steps taken and a well-founded support for the final results and conclusions. The supporting documents are available for review by an expert in the appropriate field of expertise.
  • DNA Reference Lab’s professional staff totals over 125 years of DNA testing experience. All employees are certified in DNA laboratory testing. The company is highly committed to maintaining and increasing the present staffing and experience levels. Staffing and motivation are maintained through continuing education and proficiency programs, frequent promotion opportunities and a company-wide commitment to excellence.
  • DNA Reference Lab is one of the few laboratories in the country to specialize and house forensics, paternity, ancestry/ethnicity and molecular diagnostic DNA testing under one single roof.
  • DNA Reference Lab is one of very few private laboratories worldwide to receive special accreditation by CAP as a molecular pathology lab in December, 1998.
  • DNA Reference Lab had executed several contracts from several states, regional hospitals and reference laboratories for DNA molecular testing in the past.
  • DNA Reference Lab’s commitment to technological advances led to our early entrance into all aspects of Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) testing, sequence analysis, SNPs, STR systems and automation.
  • DNA Reference Lab. has been performing DNA analysis for forensic and paternity casework and molecular diagnostics sinceDNA REFERENCE LAB was accredited by ASCLD_LAB International program 2009-2010.early 1998-Present.
  • DNA Reference lab has been trained and certified to perform HLA typing at all resolution levels including HLA typing based on sequence analysis in 1998. Subsequently DRL was able to validate and utilize the DQ and the polymarker system, identifiler, all PowerPlex systems including PowerPlex 24 Fusion and PowerPlex Y-23 for paternity and forensic case analysis at the same time.
  • Based on the Quality Assurance Standards of the DNA Advisory Board (DAB), ASCLD_LAB standards, DNA Reference Lab has been certified by the National Forensic Science Technology Center (NFSTC) for DNA analysis in forensic casework and convicted offender sample profiling from 2001-2004.
  • DNA Reference Lab has validated and routinely utilizes over 50 genetic markers for forensic and paternity casework. Very few DNA laboratories utilize so many DNA markers on a routine basis for casework. DNA Reference Lab has validated and routinely uses several platforms for DNA sequencing and genotyping of legal and medical samples.
  • DNA Reference Lab has been under contract to perform molecular diagnostic testing for the Office of the Center for Disease Control from October 2001- April 2004.
  • DNA Reference Lab is currently accredited by the following agencies :
    • Accredited by the Parentage Testing Committee of the American Association of Blood Banks (AABB)
    • College of American Pathologists (CAP).
    • Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act (CLIA) license for interstate transport of specimens
  • DNA Reference Lab has extensively validated the recently expanded Y-Chromosome STR genotyping system, PP-Y-23. The system has paternity, forensic and genealogical applications, particularly for the use in rape cases and mixed samples cases with paternal alleles.
  • DNA Reference Lab is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on any basis.
  • DNA Reference Lab is a drug free work place.