Forensic DNA Testing technology has been applied to identify suspects and victims in violent crimes, and discover identities of victims of natural or plotted disasters such as Hurricane Katrina and the September 11 attack. The technology is based on the scientific fact that every individual’s DNA is unique except for identical twins. By analyzing and comparing reference samples and biological materials such as blood, tissues, and other biological samples left behind at a crime scene, forensic DNA scientists are able to link suspects and victims to a specific crime.
Universal Genetics / Advanced Genetics is a forensic DNA laboratory that provides testing, consultation, DNA case review, and expert testimony services.
- Proven Expertise: The only DNA laboratory directed by a Medical Doctor, with years of experience testifying in U.S. courts.
- Expedited Processing: Precise processing of forensic samples for a variety of cases in a matter of weeks or less.
- Exceptional Client Service: Personalized and expert assistance in your case.
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
Our DNA testing laboratory uses 20 STR loci established by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in generating DNA profiles for reference and evidence samples. In 1997, the FBI announced the selection of these 13 STR DNA loci to constitute the core of the national database – Combined DNA Index System (CODIS). In 2013, the FBI announced plans to implement an expanded CODIS core STR loci set which will include the original 13 loci with 7 additional loci. The planned implementation date is set for January 1, 2017; however, our laboratory is already utilizing the expanded system for forensic cases. Our laboratory can help law enforcement and prosecution to achieve a “cold hit” in CODIS or match suspects and victims by testing biological evidence collected from the crime scene.
As a private laboratory, we also provide unbiased DNA Testing services to defense attorneys who seek second-opinion testing on samples processed by government crime labs.