Houston, Texas (PRWEB) February 12, 2014
Gene by Gene, Ltd., a Houston-based genetic testing company for health and ancestry research, announced today that their genetic testing laboratory is now CAP accredited. The accreditation was based on a recent on-site visit by CAP inspectors and a detailed review of staff qualifications, facilities, laboratory records, protocols and quality control procedures.
Gene by Gene joins an elite group of laboratories worldwide that meet the highest standards of care and quality control. The U.S. federal government recognizes the CAP accreditation program as being equal-to or more-stringent-than the government’s own inspection program.
“Gene by Gene has offered genetic testing since 2000 and the accreditation of our laboratory by the College of American Pathologists marks an important milestone in our mission to deliver state-of-the-art genetic testing to consumers, researchers, and physicians,” said Max Blankfeld, Chief Operating Officer at Gene by Gene, Ltd.
About Gene by Gene, Ltd.
Founded in 2000, Gene By Gene, Ltd. (http://www.genebygene.com) is a CAP-accredited and CLIA-registered genetic testing company that serves consumers, researchers, and physicians. Gene by Gene offers a wide range of regulated clinical diagnostic tests, as well as research use only (RUO) tests. The Family Tree DNA division (http://www.familytreeDNA.com) of Gene by Gene is a pioneer and leader in DNA testing for genealogy and ancestry. The company operates the largest genetic genealogy database in the world and has provided more than 5 million discrete genetic tests. Gene by Gene is privately held and headquartered in Houston, Texas.
About the College of American Pathologists
The College of American Pathologists (CAP), celebrating 50 years as the gold standard in laboratory accreditation, is a medical society that serves more than 18,000 physician members and the global laboratory community. It is the world’s largest association composed exclusively of board-certified pathologists and is the worldwide leader in laboratory quality assurance. The College advocates accountable, high-quality, and cost-effective patient care.