DNA samples arrive from around the world for state-of-the-art DNA processing in our highly-accredited laboratory staffed with leading scientists in the ﬁeld of genetic-identity testing.
Processing Millions of Samples
Every year, we process and analyze close to one million samples sent from all over the world. We are the trusted laboratory for government agencies, legal professionals, and healthcare practitioners.
DDC Dual Process™
DDC was the ﬁrst lab to require every postnatal paternity DNA test to be performed twice—by independent teams—as an extra layer of accuracy assurance. At each step during testing, samples are tracked, identiﬁed, checked against our records, and then a staff member signs off at each point. The AABB honored DDC with its Commendable Practice Award for implementing this process.
DNA Diagnostics Center (DDC) performs over 1 million STR genotyping tests annually using capillary electrophoresis platforms: ABI 3730 and 3130.
Accurately processing thousands of DNA samples daily requires the use of automated precision instrumentation. The DDC laboratory uses Biomek® FXp and Biomek® 4000 systems to purify and prepare the samples before the actual DNA test.
DDC has invested in technology that uses the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) process that revolutionized DNA testing. We have further reﬁned and customized our methods to provide seamless and faster sample processing, using the ProFlex™ 96-well PCR System.
Our laboratory is equipped with ABI Prism® genetic analyzers to process the large volume of cases we receive every day. These instruments perform one of the most essential steps in DNA testing: generating data through capillary electrophoresis.
DDC seeks out and hires the best and brightest scientists who share our belief in helping others by providing superior DNA analysis and results. Each DNA-testing situation is unique, and some require more extensive analysis than others. Our DNA experts have the depth of experience required to make scientiﬁcally-sound judgments for every case—even those with unexpected results that arise from genetic mutations or unusual biological relationships. Our laboratory team is highly trained, and over the years, the company has developed an expertise in relationship and identity DNA-testing that is unmatched.