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Avoiding Delays in Immigration: Accredited DNA Relationship Testing

Jun 30, 2015 | AABB DNA Testing, Immigration DNA Testing

Avoiding Delays in the Immigration Process
Immigration is a long, challenging, yet critical endeavor for those in the process. Choosing the right partners to provide DNA relationship testing can help you avoid delays in the immigration process.
Immigration has been a hot topic around the U.S. for a while now. Many people feel strongly in favor of stricter immigration laws. In spite of many laws being passed in an effort to make the process simpler and more streamlined, it is still difficult for some people to get the approval they are seeking without jumping through some challenging hoops.
For example, in order to stay for an extended period of time in the U.S., visitors from a foreign country are generally required to have a visa. One way that you may qualify for a visa is if you can prove your family relationship to a U.S. citizen that you are visiting through reliable DNA testing. When you are getting DNA testing for immigration, it is important to choose an accredited laboratory to perform the test.
Why Does Accreditation Matter?
The American Association of Blood Blanks (AABB) has established strict standards and protocols regarding DNA testing. When laboratories meet and exceed these standards and protocols, they may be granted AABB accreditation. In order to perform DNA testing for immigration purposes, AABB accreditation is required.Test results from a lab that is not AABB-accredited may be thrown out, making the lengthy process take even longer as you seek another laboratory to perform another test.
Be Selective Regarding Your Testing Laboratory
When ordering a test to establish a family relationship, it’s okay to be selective. There is a list of AABB-accredited laboratories across the U.S. that makes it easier to find the nearest accredited laboratory to perform your test. DNA Diagnostics Center (DDC) is one such accredited lab in many different states. BUT BE AWARE: being AABB accredited does not mean that a lab is equipped to perform the many tasks that go along with immigration testing—the paperwork, forms, processes, etc.
Get It Done Right the First Time
It’s easier to avoid mishaps and delays in the immigration process when you have your DNA relationship test performed the right way the first time. Consult the AABB accredited list of laboratories to find the laboratory near you, or call DDC for more information. DDC representatives are experts in Immigration DNA testing—with one call, they can guide you through the entire process.

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