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Africa's most respected Forensic and Private DNA Agency

Our Services

Forensic DNA Analysis

DNA Diagnostics Center (DDC) is the largest and most experienced private DNA testing laboratory in the world. Our fully accredited forensic laboratory provides unbiased independent forensic DNA testing and consultation services to legal and law enforcement professionals.

Our forensic services feature:

  • Expertise:†Dr. Michael Baird, the first DNA expert to testify in a U.S. court, leads our forensics DNA laboratory.
  • Fast Turnaround:†Accurate forensic DNA testing and case review results in 4 weeks or less.
  • Outstanding Client Service:†Personalized, expert assistance from our case specialists.

FORENSIC DNA TESTING

Our forensic laboratory offers a variety of DNA testing systems to meet the needs of our clients. Our scientists utilize state-of-the-art equipment to provide evidence screening, serology testing, and DNA analysis. Our forensic services include:

STR Testing
Y-STR Testing
Forensic Paternity
Mini-STR Testing

DNA Expert Services

DNA technology is increasingly used as one of the most effective tools to exonerate or convict a suspect. We recognize the potential impact forensic DNA evidence may have on a case and offer expert services to assist legal professional clients.

Case Consultation and Review

Whenever a case involves DNA, you need the best forensic DNA experts to examine the details that are crucial to the case. Led by DDC's†Laboratory Director Dr. Michael Bairdand†Assistant Laboratory Director Dr. Julie Heinig, DDC's forensic scientists are unbiased and adhere to strict legal and scientific testing standards. By performing DNA testing and analysis on a daily basis, they have practical experience and indispensable understanding of DNA work being conducted in the scientific and legal communities. Thus, DDC is your best resource for professional case consultation and review.

DDC experts will review the case file, including the bench notes, data, and reports with you, from beginning to end, providing a second opinion and a valuable scientific perspective. The documents and data are evaluated to verify that the results produced by other laboratories support their conclusions. Based on our DNA expert's feedback, you may re-evaluate the case and determine if additional or second-opinion testing would be necessary.

Contact†DDC's experienced forensic DNA experts toll-free at†1-800-406-1940†for a free initial consultation. Together, you and the expert can determine how to apply or verify the DNA evidence in your case.

DNA Expert Testimony

DDC Forensics offers DNA expert courtroom testimony by world-renowned, experienced geneticists. These experts provide explanations of test results and testing methodology and procedures during court proceedings in a manner that the jury and others in the court will understand.

DDC's forensic DNA experts are highly qualified to provide expert testimony when needed. Our Laboratory Director, Dr. Michael Baird, was the first expert to testify in a U.S. court using DNA as evidence. With the proven ability to deliver clear explanations of highly technical subjects, our experts have testified over 600 times in court.

DNA Expert Services

DNA technology is increasingly used as one of the most effective tools to exonerate or convict a suspect. We recognize the potential impact forensic DNA evidence may have on a case and offer expert services to assist legal professional clients.

Case Consultation and Review

Whenever a case involves DNA, you need the best forensic DNA experts to examine the details that are crucial to the case. Led by DDC's†Laboratory Director Dr. Michael Bairdand†Assistant Laboratory Director Dr. Julie Heinig, DDC's forensic scientists are unbiased and adhere to strict legal and scientific testing standards. By performing DNA testing and analysis on a daily basis, they have practical experience and indispensable understanding of DNA work being conducted in the scientific and legal communities. Thus, DDC is your best resource for professional case consultation and review.

DDC experts will review the case file, including the bench notes, data, and reports with you, from beginning to end, providing a second opinion and a valuable scientific perspective. The documents and data are evaluated to verify that the results produced by other laboratories support their conclusions. Based on our DNA expert's feedback, you may re-evaluate the case and determine if additional or second-opinion testing would be necessary.

Contact†DDC's experienced forensic DNA experts toll-free at†1-800-406-1940†for a free initial consultation. Together, you and the expert can determine how to apply or verify the DNA evidence in your case.

DNA Expert Testimony

DDC Forensics offers DNA expert courtroom testimony by world-renowned, experienced geneticists. These experts provide explanations of test results and testing methodology and procedures during court proceedings in a manner that the jury and others in the court will understand.

DDC's forensic DNA experts are highly qualified to provide expert testimony when needed. Our Laboratory Director, Dr. Michael Baird, was the first expert to testify in a U.S. court using DNA as evidence. With the proven ability to deliver clear explanations of highly technical subjects, our experts have testified over 600 times in court.

Laboratory Accreditations

In pursuit of high quality DNA testing, DDC is accredited for both forensic and paternity testing.

Forensic Accreditations:

ASCLD/LAB-International
The American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors/Laboratory Accreditation Board is the most stringent accreditation program for forensic DNA laboratories. DDC has the distinction of receiving accreditation after the first inspectionófurther evidence of our laboratory's unceasing commitment to excellence.

New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH)
The NYSDOH certification permits laboratories to perform DNA tests on cases originating from New York. NYSDOH rigorously inspects the entire testing service, including processes performed outside the lab, such as chain of custody and patient referrals. DDC is one of the few AABB-accredited laboratories that also possess the prestigious NYSDOH certification, achieving a perfect rating in its past three inspections.

Paternity Testing:

AABB (formerly the American Association of Blood Banks)†
The AABB's Parentage Testing Accreditation program is the gold standard for DNA paternity testing laboratories. The program establishes and promotes the highest standards of testing quality and care for patients in all aspects of parentage testing. Most courts and other government agencies require DNA tests to be performed by AABB-accredited laboratories. DDC started receiving AABB accreditation in 1996 and has achieved a perfect, zero-deficiency rating in its past three consecutive inspections by the AABB.

ACLASS Accreditation Services (ISO/IEC 17025)†
ACLASS is an international laboratory accreditation organization. Their rigorous inspection procedures are recognized by ILAC, APLAC, and IAAC through the signing of Multilateral Recognition Arrangements. ISO/IEC 17025 is the international standard set for ensuring the technical competency of laboratories. ISO/IEC 17025 covers every aspect of laboratory management, ranging from sample preparation to analytical testing proficiency to record keeping and reports.

College of American Pathologists (CAP)
The CAP Laboratory Accreditation Program is recognized by the federal government as being equal to or more stringent than the government's own laboratory inspection program. DDC has achieved another perfect rating in its most recent CAP inspection, which examined our general laboratory procedures as well as our excellence in providing molecular diagnostics services.

CAP accreditation also requires laboratories to participate in its Proficiency Testing Program, in which CAP sends samples to the laboratories for DNA testing and evaluates the laboratories' results. Many laboratories participate in this program but do not obtain accreditation, which entails a more rigorous, on-site laboratory inspection. DDC is one of few laboratories that participate in and have perfectly passed both proficiency testing and laboratory accreditation programs.

Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA)
The CLIA accreditation issued by the U.S. Department of Health ensures laboratory results are timely, accurate, and reliable. DDC has been accredited by CLIA for over 8 years.