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AABB DNA Tests

The American Association of Blood Banks (AABB) is the only national accrediting agency for relationship testing. AABB accreditation is the assurance that your DNA test is performed by qualified scientists and according to valid scientific practices.

Unaccredited laboratory results do not stand up in a court of law if challenged. Many states have statutes which require that court admissible testing must be accomplished by an AABB accredited lab. Please see this link for more information or discuss it with your attorney.

Our Home DNA kits are tested identically as a legal chain of custody test. The AABB does not accredit home kit tests because the sample collection is not in accordance with their sample collection standards.

In summary, the AABB requires the following for an accredited legal chain of custody test which is different from a self-collected (home) test kit:

  • All biologic samples shall be collected by persons with no interest in the outcome of the test.
  • Photocopy of government issue identification or photograph of the tested parties.
  • Collected samples must be sealed in a tamper-proof package by the person verifying the collection.
  • Tested participants cannot package or transfer their own sample.

If you do not purchase from us, follow these tips to insure that you can count on your results:

Determine that an AABB accredited lab will be running your test. When your results are received, verify that the lab is on the AABB list.

If the lab that ran your test is not accredited by the AABB then you should seriously consider having another test run. There are no laws dictating that a lab cannot operate from a person’s garage or basement by inexperienced personnel. You should be confident that the results are accurate. Do not trust the information that non accredited labs place on their website. Most of their information is fabricated from competitor websites.

American Association of Blood Banks (AABB) Information

The Relationship Testing Accreditation Program is based on standards for the performance of tests for relationships and provides for the assessment and accreditation of laboratories performing relationship testing. This list of AABB-Accredited Parentage Testing Laboratories specifies those laboratories in the US that have attained AABB accreditation in relationship testing. This accreditation helps laboratories achieve quality performance. For more information regarding AABB accreditation, please contact Nicole Bass at nikkib@aabb.org, or call (301) 215-6584.

The American Association of Blood Banks collects annual statistics from parentage testing laboratories in the United States and abroad. The Parentage Testing Standards Program Unit is proud to present the most current data obtained from the Parentage Testing Annual Report Form. PLEASE SEE THE AABB WEBSITE AT WWW.AABB.ORG FOR MORE INFORMATION

Additional Country Info for AABB DNA
Immigration Tests

About AABB Accredited Immigration DNA Testing

DNA testing is commonly used in family-based immigration cases in which a legal permanent U.S. resident or U.S. citizen wishes to move their relatives into the United States. In order to do so, the sponsor and their relative must provide proof of their relationship. Since DNA testing is the most accurate method to prove a biological relationship, many immigration attorneys, and U.S. embassies now commonly use DNA testing for immigration purposes. Our testing lab has experience working with embassies worldwide to make the process as fast and accurate as possible.

Contact the AABB Immigration DNA Testing office to discuss your situation, and schedule an appointment. Call (866) 434-2400 or e-mail info@ifi-test.com.

Websites of U.S Embassies, Consulates, and Diplomatic Missions

Albania

US Embassy of Albania website
TiranaUSConsulate@state.gov
Consular Section, U.S. Embassy, Rr. Elbasanit, No. 103, Tirana, Albania

United Arab Emirates

US Embassy of Arab Emirates website
abudhabi@state.gov
Dubai World Trade Center, P.O. Box 9343 Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Bahamas

US Embassy of Bahamas website
American Citizens Services Consular Section
U.S. Embassy P.O. Box N-8197
Nassau, The Bahamas
visanassau@state.gov
Telephone: (242) 322-1181

Bangladesh

US Embassy of Bangladesh website (Dhaka)
DhakaIV@state.gov
Madani Avenue, Baridhara
Dhaka – 1212 Bangladesh

Burma

US Embassy of Burma website
info.rangoon@state.gov
581, Merchant Street, Kyauktada Township, Rangoon, Burma

Cambodia

US Embassy of Cambodia website
traysm@state.gov
Phnom Penh Cambodia

Columbia

US Embassy of Columbia website
In Bogota: 346-9150
In Colombia, outside of Bogota: 01-8000-12-32-32
In the U.S.: (1-877) 804-5401

Dominican Republic

US Embassy of Dominican Republic website
Embassy of the United States of America
César Nicolás Penson 85A esq. Leopoldo Navarro
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Tel. (809) 221-2171 | Fax: (809) 685-6959

Eritrea

US Embassy of Eritrea website
179 Ala Street
P.O. Box 211
Asmara, Eritrea
Tel. (291)(1) 12-00-04 Fax: (291)(1) 12-75-84

Ethiopia

US Embassy of Ethiopia website
info.rangoon@state.gov
Po Box 1014 Addis Ababa

Ghana

US Embassy of Ghana
Consular Section
No. 19 Fifth Link Road
Cantonments, Accra Ghana
223-21-741-100

Guyana

US Embassy of Guyana website
Embassy of the United States of America
Kingston, Georgetown Guyana

Haiti

US Embassy of Haiti
Ambassade Des Etats-Unis D-Amerique Port-au-Prince

Honduras

US Embassy of Honduras website
Embajada de los Estados Unidos de América
Avenida La Paz
Tegucigalpa M.D.C. Honduras
Tel. (504) 236-9320 / 238-5114

Honk Kong

US Embassy of Hong Kong website
26 Garden Road, Central, Hong Kong

India

US Embassy of India website
IVND@state.gov
U.S. Embassy
Shantipath, Chanakyapuri
New Delhi – 110021
Tel: 011-2419-8000

Jamaica

US Embassy of Jamaica
US Embassy Kingston, Jamaica, 42 Old Hope Road
consularkingst@state.gov

Japan

US Embassy of Japan
1-10-5 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-8420 JAPAN

Jordan

US Embassy of Jordan
ResponseAmman@state.gov
P.O. Box 354, Amman 11118 Jordan.
Tel: 962-6-590-6000

Kenya

US Embassy of Kenya
United Nations Avenue Nairobi
PO. Box 606 Village Market
00621 Nairobi, Kenya

Liberia

US Embassy of Liberia
usvisamonrovia@state.gov
111 UN Drive
Mamba Point
PO. Box 98
Monrovia, Liberia

Mexico

US Embassy of Mexico website
MexicoUSConsulate@state.gov
Consular Section, Embajada de Estados Unidos
Paseo de la Reforma 305, Col. Cuauhtemoc
06500 Mexico, D.F

Nepal

US Embassy of Nepal
consktm@state.gov
Po Box 295, Pani Pokhari, Maharajgunj
Kathmandu

Nigeria

US Embassy of Nigeria
lagoscons2@state.gov
2 Walter Carrington Crescent
Victoria Island Broad Street
Lagos, Nigeria

Pakistan

US Embassy of Pakistan Islamabad
pakivinfo@state.gov
Ranna 5 Diplomatic Enclave Islamabad

Philippines

US Embassy of Philippines
1201 Rojas Ave
Manila 1000, Philippines
Telephone: (632) 528-6300

Senegal

US Embassy of Senegal
ConsularDakar@state.gov
Avenue Jean XXIII, BP 49
Dakar, Senegal

South Africa

US Embassy of South Africa
consularjohannesburg@state.gov
PO Box 1762, Houghton 2041
Johannesburg, South Africa

Syria

US Embassy of Syria
Abu Rumaneh, Al Mansur St No 2
Po Box 29
Damascus, Syria
Telephone: (963-11) 333-1342

Thailand

US Embassy of Thailand
Visasbkk@state.gov
95 Wireless Road
Bangkok 10330 Thailand

Uganda

US Embassy of Uganda
Plot 1577 Ggaba Road
P.O. Box 7007
Kampala, Uganda
Telephone: 041 25 97 91 /2/3/5

Vietnam

US Embassy of Vietnam
4 Le Duan Blvd., Distric 1,
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Telephone: (84-8) 822-9433

Yemen

US Embassy of Yenman
Sa’awan Street, P.O. Box 22347
Sana’a, Yemen
Telephone: (967) 1 755-2000 EXT. 2153 or 2266

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