The headline of this article has been updated from a previous version, which incorrectly stated that IntegraGen had received German ISO accreditation.
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – IntegraGen today said that its German Competence Center has received accreditation under ISO standard 17025 for performing human genetic analyses.
ISO 17025 is an international standard that assesses the technical competency of laboratories and helps to ensure accurate data generation, controlled test methods and procedures, and properly trained personnel, according to IntegraGen.
The standard “covers every aspect of laboratory management, including sample preparation, analytical testing proficiency, report generation and record keeping,” IntegraGen said in a statement.
The company’s German Competence Center, based in Bonn, performs genetic testing for diabetes. Genes for most of the monogenic hereditary forms of the disease have been identified, and IntegraGen offers tests for these, including maturity onset diabetes of the young; mitochondrial diabetes; neonatal diabetes: and congenital hyperinsulinism.
IntegraGen said it is developing “a number” of additional tests for other genes that are linked to the development of diabetes.