VHP and VHL are certified based on NEN-EN-ISO 9001. The certificate is valid for DNA analysis of animal and vegetable material, parentage verification and hereditary characteristics. The identification code of the registration is number NL10/81826438. VHL and VHP are routinely audited via SGS Systems & Services EESV in order to maintain their ISO 9001 certification.



VHP, VHL and Certagen are accredited for DNA parentage testing with STRs by the International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR). VHL is additionally accredited by ICAR for parentage verifications based on SNPs. This accreditation recognizes our long history of having provided high-level services in accordance with extremely stringent quality standards. This accreditation is essential for producing accurate and reproducible results.



VHP and VHL are members of the International Society for Animal Genetics (ISAG). ISAG’s biannual international conferences offer scientists the opportunity to exchange ideas on a variety of topics. The result has been the creation of an international nomenclature that permits affiliated laboratories to exchange results. International ring tests are performed biannually for a variety of animal species.

Please refer for more information about Certagen to the website of Certagen. Click here to go to the specific page with all information about the accreditations of Certagen.

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