Alpha Biolaboratories Ltd is accredited by the Ministry of Justice to carry out parentage tests as directed by the Civil courts in England and Wales under Section 20 of the Family Law Reform Act (1969). Alpha Biolaboratories complies with the guidance provided in 'A Common Framework of Principles for direct-to-consumer genetic testing services' issued by the Human Genetics Commission in August 2010 to ensure that we provide testing in an accurate, confidential and ethical manner. Our standard operating procedures also conform to the guidelines set out by the International Society of Forensic Genetics (ISFG).
ISO 9001 is the internationally recognised standard for the quality management of businesses. It applies to the processes that create and control the products and services an organisation supplies. It prescribes systematic control of activities to ensure that the needs and expectations of customers are met. It is designed and intended to apply to virtually any product or service, made by any process anywhere in the world.
ISO 17025 is the internationally recognised standard for Testing and Calibration Laboratories. The standard contains all of the requirements that Testing and Calibrations Laboratories have to meet if they wish to demonstrate that they operate a Quality System, are technically competent and are able to generate technically valid results. ISO 17025 is the only standard to address all of these issues. Laboratories accredited to this standard are able to provide their clients with a measurable level of assurance. UKAS is the sole national accreditation body recognised by government to assess, against internationally agreed standards, organisations that provide certification, testing, inspection and calibration services.
Accreditation by UKAS demonstrates the competence, impartiality and performance capability of these evaluators.
The UK Accreditation Service (UKAS) to the 17025 International standard for DNA Paternity, Maternity, Sibling Analysis & Drugs of Abuse Testing in Hair.
The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) to carry out parentage tests directed by the civil courts in England and Wales under Section 20 of the Family Law Reform Act 1969.
The Investors in People (IIP) Standard is a national quality standard which sets a level of good practice for improving an organisation's performance through its people.