SiteWatch: University of Edinburgh Achieves Genomic Analysis Accreditation

Apr 16, 2019 | Accreditation, Genomics, Leading Sites, Site Success, Site Watch

The University of Edinburgh’s DNA sequencing facility has received an internationally-recognized accreditation to mark the quality of its genome analysis services. Edinburgh Genomics, according to EurekAlert! employs advanced technologies that can decode the entire genetic make-up of a human or any other species in a matter of days.  This accreditation is for the whole genome sequencing at Edinburgh’s Genomics’ Clinical Facility, which means it can now provide these services to organizations who are required to adhere to tighter regulations, such as the National Health Service (NHS) in the UK. This is the first lab in Scotland to achieve the UK government-recognized quality mark, which confirms its services meet an international standard known as ISO 17025:2005. In the UK this accreditation involves an external assessment process by the UK’s National Accreditation Services (UKAS).

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