PreventionGenetics earns global certification
For Hub City Times
MARSHFIELD — PreventionGenetics LLC has earned a top global certification for its genetic testing products. The company has achieved ISO 15189:2012 accreditation through the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation, a nonprofit, independent, and internationally recognized accreditation body based in the United States.
PreventionGenetics is one of few U.S.-based clinical genetic testing laboratories to have acquired the international quality assurance standard.
Formed in 2004 by Dr. James Weber, a contributor to the Human Genome Project, PreventionGenetics is one of the most comprehensive genetic testing companies in the world as it accepts samples from more than 70 countries.
“ISO 15189:2012 provides the basis for which many health care systems and practitioners from all over the world use to select their preferred labs,” Weber said. “We have built the foundation of this company on quality standards, supported by our large, specialized Ph.D. group. Certification confirms our lab standards for quality run as deep as our personal commitment to patient care through diagnostic expertise.”
ISO 15189:2012 defines specific quality and competency requirements particular to clinical laboratories. Certification confirms conditions within the laboratory setting are reproducible, leading to accurate results. The standard promotes global adoption of clinical practices for protection of the health and safety of patients and health care providers. ISO 15189:2012 also assesses the efficient exchange of information and protection of data for improved quality of care.