DNA Immigration Testing
DNA Identification Testing
This test will assist organizations in establishing definitive familial relationships for immigration and international adoption purposes. Testing for immigration purposes is provided to US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), consular offices, and attorneys for persons seeking to immigrate to the US.
NationsCheck will arrange for the collection of DNA specimens from persons residing outside the US and provide testing kits and the appropriate chain of custody documents for those specimens. For persons residing in the United States, NationsCheck Inc. will also coordinate sample collections at a lab location that is accredited specimen in collections. Collections are performed following stringent chain of custody procedures in accordance with local and federal regulations. Test results are sent directly to the appropriate person designated by the embassy or USCIS office.
NationsCheck utilizes LabCorp’s DNA Identification Testing division includes a dedicated staff of immigration and international adoption specialists. Our genetic testing team has conducted genetic marker testing for relationship evaluation continuously since 1981. These relationships can include paternity, maternity, sibling studies, uncle-nephew, uncle-niece, and many other relationships typically seen in immigration casework and other relationship questions. LabCorp has reported more than 1 million relationship cases to a wide variety of clients throughout the world.
Quality Assurance and Timely Delivery
Quality and rapid test turnaround time is a primary concern. Quality control programs developed by LabCorp meet or surpass requirements set by the federal government and other licensing agencies. As required by USCIS, US embassies, and other immigration offices worldwide, LabCorp’s DNA Identification Testing laboratory (York Court extension) is fully accredited by the American Association of Blood Banks (AABB) to perform DNA paternity tests for immigration. Additional accreditations held by the York Court extension include: Forensic Quality Services-International (FQS-I) for meeting ISO 17025 standards, the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH), the American Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics (ASHI), and the College of American Pathology (CAP). In addition, LabCorp is inspected regularly by state, federal, and the above peer-review accrediting groups.
NationsCheck will at times utilize the services of: LabCorp, MedTox, and Quest Diagnostics
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