Yes, Cellmark’s dog DNA profiling service is accredited to ISO17025 by the UK Accreditation Service (UKAS).
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 (CJS). Cellmark is also accredited by UKAS to the UK Government’s Forensic Science Regulator’s (FSR’s) Codes of Practice and Conduct for forensic science providers and practitioners in the CJS. The Forensic Dog DNA Database has been designed by Cellmark and is maintained in compliance with the requirements of the FSR’s Codes of Practice and Conduct for reference collections and databases.
Cellmark’s DNA Protected Service is also accredited by Secured by Design as meeting it’s Police Preferred Specification. Secured by Design is a UK police initiative which aims to help ‘design out’ crime through the use of high-quality, innovative products and processes.
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