What quality assurance do you have in place to make sure the samples are not mixed up?

Our team of highly skilled and qualified scientists adhere to strict laboratory requirements of the international quality standard, ISO/IEC 17025 (an accreditation for testing and calibration laboratories). dadcheck® is a UKAS accredited testing laboratory No. 2743.

Included in this is the requirement for all work to be witnessed and double-checked by a second competent member of scientific staff.

We have every confidence in our team and supporting Quality Management System and as such, should you have reasonable cause for doubt, we are happy to repeat any case should your client require confirmation.

Further to this, for any exclusion, that is the tested alleged father is found not to be the father of the tested child, we are required to perform a confirmatory exclusion.  In this instance, we will run the second swab for each donor taken during the sampling process to re-confirm the original result. This will happen before any result is provided to any party.

On occasion, we are asked to reinterpret their data files from tests conducted by other laboratories. Unfortunately, we are not prepared to do this. If you are unsure of the data from another laboratory and wish to have it checked, we would need to register a new case in our system and repeat the entire sampling and analysis procedure.