GeneScan USA, Inc., located in suburban New Orleans, Louisiana has been accredited to ISO-17025 standards by the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) for detection and quantification of bioengineered DNA in food and agricultural products using polymerase chain reaction (PCR) techniques.
ISO-17025 is an internationally recognized standard that provides rigorous guidelines defining the quality management procedures of a company. This ensures traceability of all testing procedures and establishes an elaborate system of documentation. To obtain this accreditation, a laboratory must prove that its staff is technically proficient and that the testing procedures it uses meet strict quality control criteria. Additionally, the lab must successfully participate in proficiency testing programs and complete an extensive series of internal and external audits.