Forensic Testing – Advantage of Testing at DRL

We understand that you have many laboratories to choose from when deciding where to go with your test. That is why we have made it our goal to give our laboratory significant advantage over larger laboratory corporations and other laboratories.

#1 Our Promise – At the DNA Reference Lab, you are a human being, and we know it. We believe that automated services are impersonal, and waste your time and money. You will speak directly to trained analysts regarding your forensic case.

#2 Our Size – Our small size in comparison to large corporate labs allows for easier communication between staff, allowing us to implement new standards, technology, and processes much easier. This means that we will work harder to give your case the extra attention it deserves.

#3 Our Accreditation – Our American Society of Crime Lab Directors International Accreditation Board (ASCLD-LAB International) accreditation means that we stand among the top of all forensic labs when it comes to quality and standard of testing. There is no other organization that can provide as high a quality of specific forensic testing standards, and it is this reason why only a handful of private laboratories in the United States carry this prestigious accreditation.

#4 Our Technology – Above and beyond is an understatement. Our lab staff is committed to researching and implementing the latest technology to better provide you with quality service. We are currently utilizing a combination of the most current instruments and kits designed to obtain accurate information from very little DNA, allowing us to obtain more information from environmentally challenged, inhibited, or improperly collected samples than most laboratories.

#5 Our Location – 2 central Texas offices to serve you. In San Antonio, our laboratory sits in the heart of a city of 1.5 million, meaning that surrounding states and most Texas agencies have a convenient place to test directly. Our Austin location is another central location for better access to our clients in the IH-35 corridor.

#6 Our Education – At the DNA Reference Laboratory, all analysts are specifically trained in forensics and paternity testing. This means that they have masters degrees or PhDs in the field of forensic genetics or forensic biology. All analysts exceed the FBI educational requirements. The CEO is a forensic scientist himself, with a Ph.D and a long list of accomplishments that range from court testimonies to publications. At the DNA Reference Lab, the management will never make a business decision that compromises the science.

#7 Our Prices – At the DNA Reference Laboratory our forensic prices are competitive. We strive to offer you better quality testing and service at a lower price than our competitors. Our prices are some of the most competitive amongst ASCLD-LAB International accredited laboratories, and we do this to provide you with state of the art, quality service that you can afford.