Is the DNA Protected service accredited?

The DNA Protected service has been set up and validated according to accredited standards and an application has been submitted to the UK Accreditation Service (UKAS) to add the DNA Protected service to Cellmark’s extensive scope of ISO17025 accreditation.  UKAS is the sole national accreditation body recognised by the British government to assess the competence of organisations that provide forensic testing for the police and for use within the Criminal Justice System. 

Cellmark is a member of Secured by Design, the flagship UK police initiative to help ‘design out’ crime through the use of high-quality, innovative products and processes.  Cellmark’s DNA Protected Service meets Secured by Design’s Police Preferred Specification.  

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How does the DNA Protected service work?

Can I take the sample myself?

Is there a lower age limit for taking a DNA swab

Why do I need to wait for an hour

Will DNA Protected give me an indication of my dog's breed?

Will it give me an indication of any health problems/genetic diseases?

Who holds my data/what data is held and who is it shared with?

Who holds the database, what will it be used for and who will have access to it?

Can I get a copy of my dog’s DNA profile?

What happens if I move or the ownership of the dog changes or if my dog dies?

Has the technology been used and accepted in court?

What happens if my dog is stolen or lost?

How long does testing take?

How will dogs be identified using the Forensic Dog DNA Database?

Is the DNA Protected service accredited?

What are the chances of identical twins within a litter?

What’s in the DNA Protected sampling kit?

Is there a discount for breeders or organisations with multiple dogs?