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  • 2. Welcome to the World’s Trusted DNA Laboratory Paternity Testing Corporation (PTC) was founded in Columbia Missouri, USA, in 1996. PTC tests more than 50,000 people every year and we support thousands of respected DNA Collection Centers located around the world. In 2005, PTC expanded into Asia and by 2008, PTC’s internationally accredited and guaranteed testing service was introduced to Thailand. Paternity Testing Corporation Laboratory, Missouri, USA. Today, PTC Laboratories is one of the largest AABB-accredited DNA testing labs in the world.
  • 3. Welcome to the World’s Trusted DNA Laboratory For more than 17 years, PTC continues to be one of the most highly accredited and trusted DNA and Forensic testing facilities in the World. We work closely with Governments, Hospitals, Lawyers, Immigration Departments, Legal Justice Systems, Law Enforcement Agencies, Forensic Crime Units, and the General Public. Legal Testing, Immigration & At-Home/Peace-of-Mind 99.99% Guarantee Prenatal & Postnatal Paternity & Maternity Testing With or without Mother’s samples; IVF/Surrogate Testing. Family/Relationship DNA Testing Reconstructive testing; Grandparent testing; Twin Zygosity. Forensic Testing Unusual samples; Infidelity; Human identification (disaster relief); Criminal work (police, FBI). Personalized Medicine Gene-based screening for Allergy medication, Pain tolerance & Heart medication. Under the name GeneTrait Laboratories
  • 4. IN THE LAB Our Scientific Team PTC Laboratory Columbia Missouri, USA To learn about our DNA lab technicians & scientists, their qualifications and backgrounds, please click below. http:// scientists
  • 5. LABORATORY CAPABILITIES RFLP •  Restriction enzyme: Hae III •  Loci available (8 Loci): D2S44, D10S28, D17S79, D4S136, D7S467, D6S136, D5S110, D1S339 •  Uses: –  For crime labs with old data –  Complex family reconstructions PCR •  STR Markers: 26 Loci •  Y-STR Markers: 23 Loci
  • 6. LABORATORY CAPABILITIES FORENSICS •  Serology •  Differential extraction (ERASE):  –  Eliminates epithelial cell DNA from samples containing mixtures of sperm cells and epithelial cells to obtain a male autosomal profile from samples that would be expected to yield a mixture profile.  •  Blood identification •  Saliva identification CAPACITY Currently test 50,000 individuals per year Spare capacity for additional 90,000 individuals per year
  • 7. INTERNATIONAL ACCREDITATIONS DNA Relationship Testing is not regulated by a government agency. Therefore, accreditation is the only safeguard a private individual has to know that a paternity testing laboratory is performing sound and accepted scientific methodology. Paternity Testing Corporation (PTC) Laboratories holds numerous accreditations, making us one of the most utilised and trusted DNA labs in the World. Some of the most important accreditations that we maintain annually are AABB, ISO17025, FQSI, FBI-QAS, ASCLD/LAB, NYDOH, CLIA, and CAP.
  • 8. INTERNATIONAL ACCREDITATIONS AABB & AABB (American Association of Blood Banks) is the industry-recognised regulating authority for Relationship Testing, required for Legal and Immigration DNA Testing. The AABB sets all of the regulations for standardisation testing, reporting, and forms, as well as the setting minimum test requirements. ISO17025 & ISO17025 is an international accreditation for paternity and forensic testing from the International Standards Organisation. This is a requirement in many countries around the World to perform Legal testing, including Thailand. This authority also sets chain-of-custody rules for Legal Testing. FQSI & FBI-QAS & FQSI is a Forensic Accreditation. This is used for Criminal Forensic Work and also represents the FBI-QAS standards. Forensic Quality Services company performs on-site inspections at our laboratory every other year. ASCLD/LAB & ASCLD/LAB (American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors/Laboratory Accreditation Board) is a not-for-profit organization specializing in the accreditation of public and private crime laboratories since 1982, providing on-going support, education and oversight of facilities striving for excellence in forensic analysis.
  • 9. INTERNATIONAL ACCREDITATIONS NYDOH NYDOH is a Relationship Testing Accreditation. New York is the only state in the USA that regulates standards for paternity testing and this stringent accreditation is essential to test anyone in New York for paternity. Paternity Testing Corporation is accredited for Parentage & Identity Testing. CLIA CCLIA (Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments) are regulatory standards that apply to all clinical laboratory testing performed on humans in the United States, except clinical trials and basic research. Paternity Testing Corporation is CLIA-accredited for our Clinical Testing. CAP CAP (College of American Pathologists) maintains DNA database populations, to ensure the widest scope of comparable DNA samples is available. Paternity Testing Corporation is a participant in the database building.
  • 10. SERVICES & CONTRACTS RELATIONSHIP TESTING – Legal, Immigration, Identification, At-Home Paternity [prenatal/postnatal, non-invasive/invasive*] and Family/Relationship DNA Testing. *Invasive and Blood-Only Tests CANNOT be performed as an At-Home Test, as a doctor is required for the blood draw FORENSIC & CRIMINAL TESTING – Police, Court & FBI Contracts A member of American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors and utilised by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Criminal Justice System, and Law Enforcement Agencies, particularly in Rape and Murder cases. DISASTER RELIEF EFFORTS – Human Identification Assistance in the mass identification of victims of disasters, such as the 2011 Japanese Tsunami and 2005 Hurricane Katrina in the USA. One of PTC’s owners & founders is on the board of forensic DNA management and mass fatality consulting organisation, SNA International. She is also one of three co-authors of the Mass Fatality Identification Team Handbook, adopted by almost all rescue teams, including the Red Cross. FAMILY SERVICES – Child & Family Support Services Various US State contracts for the Department of Child Support Enforcement and Family Services. PERSONALIZED MEDICINE – DNA-Guided Medicine Prescription for Drug Sensitivity Avoid adverse drug reactions (ADRs) by using genetic screening panels to prescribe the optimum type and dosage of medication based on a patient’s genetic ability to metabolize the constituent drugs (allergy, pain, heart). Personalized Medicine is performed at our PTC laboratory in Columbia, Missouri, under the name GeneTrait Laboratories.
  • 11. GRANTS & AWARDS •  STTR (Small Business Technology Transfer) Grants Collaboration with the University of Missouri on genetic screening research. Click here for website link at US Department of Health and Human Services •  Forensic Science Research and Development Awards Awards from the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) for forensic research, including development of a new method of differential extraction (ERASE). Click here ( ) and here ( ) for website links at the NIJ website •  US Department of Commerce Export Award Click here ( ) to view the award •  •  •  Forensic Science Research and Development Award Numerous Local Chamber of Commerce awards Collaboration with many forensic labs on smaller projects
  • 12. Choosing the Right Laboratory Paternity Testing Corporation Laboratory, Missouri, USA. Trying to choose between DNA laboratories can be difficult, as most people are not shopping for a paternity test every day. Therefore, they don’t know what to look for… or what to look out for. There are some tell-tale signs to identify whether you are using a real, accredited laboratory or not. •  First read through their accuracy guarantee; if they do not have a firm guarantee in writing, they are not offering a guarantee of accuracy. –  –  –  •  It should be a set number or per cent. A minimum Paternity Index guarantee of 10,000 or accuracy of 99.99%, even when it is a home or motherless test. Be wary of labs who say they can provide 100% accuracy. This is an impossible result for a positive paternity result. Check their accreditations, as many companies just display a bunch of pictures on their website for accreditations they do not have and cannot get. –  Most all accrediting bodies have websites that lists all accredited companies by those bodies, such as •  Check the history of that company, particularly regarding labs that are known to provide inconclusive results, or that are untruthful about the acceptance of their results by ‘ALL’ Immigration Departments. •  Find out which laboratory is actually performing the test. It should be listed on their website if they are a reseller, if it is
  • 13. What to Ask Your DNA Laboratory “Are your results accepted in Thailand?” “Where is the name of your Laboratory and where is it located?” “Are your results accepted by other countries? What are your accreditations?” “Do you use local DNA databases?” “How long will testing take?” “What is your guarantee? Does it also apply to At-Home & Motherless tests and Mutations?” “How many loci do you test? What if this isn’t conclusive? Will I be charged to keep testing?” “Can you help me with my Immigration process?” Paternity Testing Corporation Laboratory, Missouri, USA. Read about avoiding erroneous results, the importance of minimum probability of 99.99%, and more about how to choose a good laboratory: & & & &
  • 14. Our 99.99% Guaranteed Probability “THE RIGHT ANSWER FIRST TIME, EVERY TIME.” •  PTC maintains a guaranteed 99.99% Policy on ALL of our normal paternity tests, prenatal paternity tests via amniotic fluid, and maternity tests. –  –  •  An At-Home/Peace-of-Mind Test will NOT affect this policy. Just because a client choses a peace-of-mind (non-Legal) test, does not mean that they do not deserve proper testing and a correct answer. The only exception to this policy is when there is not enough genetic material to perform the test, which could usually happen when testing ‘unusual’ samples, such as cigarette butts, bed sheets, etc. –  •  A mutation or a motherless test will NOT affect this policy, as we continue to test the sample until the Paternity Index (PI) is 10,000 or an inclusion rate of 99.99%. In this instance, we will request a different sample to continue the test to honour our 99.99% Policy. Due to being such a new technology, non-invasive prenatal paternity tests via blood sample currently have a guarantee of 99.9%. Click here to learn more about our Guaranteed 99.99% Policy and the importance of a minimum paternity probability of 99.99%. &
  • 15. The Importance of a High Probability of Accuracy AABB-accredited laboratories are only required to DNA paternity test to a 99% probability of paternity. A DNA paternity test at a 99% probability of paternity has identified a DNA genetic pattern that, on average, 1 out of every 100 men would have. Thus, many people have this same pattern and would show the same result on the DNA paternity test. At this level of reliability, a DNA paternity test would give the wrong result (a ‘false positive’) for 1 out of every 100 non-fathers who are DNA tested. Paternity Testing Corporation (PTC) guarantees a minimum probability of paternity of 99.99% on every DNA normal paternity test (motherless and mutations included). At a 99.99% probability of paternity, on average the identified DNA genetic pattern will fit no more than 1 in every 10,000 men. Most of our DNA paternity tests are even more discriminating than that, at 99.9999+%.
  • 16. High-Stakes Test SOURCE: Daily Business Review   DNA provides suspect in 21-year-old slaying case   SOURCE: USA Today   Columbia DNA Analysis Firm Expands as Demand for Services Increases SOURCE: Missouri 2005 Business & Technology Showcase    Test seen as crime scene breakthrough - Columbia lab developing kit with MU SOURCE: The Columbia Daily Tribune   Eacker proceedings continued to Feb. 11 SOURCE: Peninsula Clarion   Eacker's motion for new trial, dismissal continues SOURCE: Peninsula Clarion   DNA lab solves crimes, changes lives SOURCE: Columbia Business Times   Anthony D. Woods SOURCE: The Innocence Project PTC Labs markets DNA kit to crime labs - Tests could help ID rape suspects SOURCE: The Columbia Daily Tribune   Carroll County man charged with statutory rape SOURCE: Marshall Democrat-News IN THE MEDIA
  • 17. IN THE COURTS Jimmy Eacker Murder Trial This case has an on-going evidentiary hearing to decide whether the prosecution criminally withheld evidence in this case, ultimately the defense is trying to get Mr Eacker a new trial, or have his conviction dropped. Samples of the vaginal swab have been sent to Paternity Testing Corporation by request of the Alaska Police department to assist in this case. READ ABOUT IT IN THE NEWS:   Theopolis Hughes Johnson II Murder Case The case is a statutory rape and murder case of a 13 year old pregnant girl. Paternity Testing Corporation issued a report stating there was a 99.992% probability that the son Theopolis Hughes Johnson III was that father of the deceased girl's baby. While the Missouri state highway patrol also concluded it was the DNA of the father Theopolis Hughes Johnson II, who was on the vaginal swab from the deceased girl. The girl was 22 weeks pregnant at the time of death. The case is on-going. READ ABOUT IT IN THE NEWS:   Johnny Briscoe Murder Case This was a wrongful conviction, and framed case for murder by an acquaintance. Paternity Testing Corporation processed the DNA samples from the cigarettes that were forgotten by the St Louis Police Department's crime lab, to exonerate him. Arbie Dean Williams Murder Case This is the investigation in to the death of 15 year old Linda Strait in 1982. At the time, DNA testing was not available. In 1998, prosecutors sent the DNA laced pillow case to Paternity Testing Corporation. Paternity Testing Corporation was able to obtain a partial DNA profile from the pillowcase. Which led prosecutors to a suspect, that was already incarcerated for another crime. READ ABOUT IT IN THE NEWS:   READ ABOUT IT IN THE NEWS:   Anthony Woods Rape Case This is a wrongful conviction case. Woods refused to ever admit wrongdoing causing him to spend 18 years in prison, even though he would have been released earlier if he admitted to the crime. In 2005 Paternity Testing Corporation obtained a partial profile from the derogated sample from this case, exonerating Woods. Woods' conviction has since been overturned. READ ABOUT IT IN THE NEWS:
  • 18. REFERENCES & RESOURCES PTC Laboratories (Thailand) & PTC Laboratories & Who We Are & Why We Do What We Do & Accreditations & Certifications FAQs & The Importance of a minimum probability of 99.99% (Our Guarantee) & Avoiding Erroneous Test Results (including False Inclusions and False Exclusions) How To Choose A Good Laboratory &
  • 19. PTC Laboratories (Thailand) ‘Park Avenue’, 3rd Floor, 126/40 Sukhumvit Soi 63 (Ekkamai Road), Khlongtan Nuea, Watthana, Bangkok, Thailand 10110 พี ที ซี แลบบอราทอรี (ประเทศไทย) พาร์ค อเวนิว ชั้น 3  126/40 สุขุมวิท ซ. 63 (ถนน เอกมัย),  แขวง คลองตันเหนือ เขต วัฒนา กรุงเทพมหานคร 10110 +66 2 381 5410 +66 92 516 7656 ptclabsthailand /company/paternity-testing-corporation @dna_thailand /PTCLabsThai /+PTCLabsThailand SCAN TO SAVE OUR CONTACT DETAILS สแกนเพื่อดูข้อมูลของเรา