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OptiGen

HGTD Leadership Sponsor Test Discovery- GTP In House Testing ISO Accredited/ GTP ISO Accredited/LAB ISO Accredited/tests Out Sourced Testing Any Patents Held

General Information

Name
OptiGen
GTP Code
Optigen
Email
genetest@optigen.com
Telephone
607-257-0301
Address
767 Warren Road, Suite 300
City
Ithaca
State
New York
Subsidiary Company

People

Staff Counts
5
Other Experts
Licensed veterinarians; Ausra Milano

Quality Indicators - GTP

Participation Level
Leadership Sponsor
Sponsor
Year Established
1997
In House Testing
Out Sourced Testing
ISO Info
ISO 17025:2005 for the laboratory and in-house tests
ISO Comments
ISO17025 OptiGen webpage; ISO 17025 outlines a quality management system designed to ensure that a laboratory meets both the technical competence requirements and management system requirements necessary to consistently deliver technically valid test results.
Other Recognized Accreditation
Lab SOP details
All SOPs meet ISO 17025 requirements
ISAG Parentage Panel Used
No
Other Parentage Testing

Quality Indicators - Procedures/ Services

Test Result information
Reports meet ISO 17025 requirements. In addition to client and dog and sample ID information, all OptiGen reports include 3 sections regarding results: 1) Genotype; 2) Risk of developing diseaese being tested 3) Significance for breeding
Test results provided to
Owners, researchers and Kennel Club/Breed Clubs, by owner permission
Faults Protocol Details
As required for ISO17025 accreditation
Results Query Protocol
Yes
Laboratory Mishandling Protocol
Quality Assurance and Issue Resolution
Those tests that are not under ISO1725 ?scope? are also covered by SOPs. OptiGen runs a "CrossCheck" program based on sire and dam test result information (if available) in database. Offers free repeat testing and follow up consultation if "Mismatch"/non-Mendelian result obtained on offspring.
Contact for Queries
genetest@optigen.com
Breeding Advice
Advice Details
OptiGen provides genetic counselling, frequently based on direct knowledge/participation of counselor in the research that led to discovery of the mutation being tested.

Research

Ethics Details
Internal ethics and scientific review board consisting of professionals in field (PhD/board certified veterinary ophthalmologists/canine geneticists and PhD human geneticist
Research Collaborator
Yes
Refereed Publications list
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