Recently Dr. van Haeringen Laboratorium (VHL) and Dr. van Haeringen Polygen (VHP) are additionally granted with the ICAR accreditation for "SNP based parentage testing" in cattle. Both VHL and VHP are since 2007 ICAR accredited for "STR based parentage testing" in cattle. These accreditations reflect the stringent quality standards, needed by livestock-organisations and -breeders to obtain the highest level of accuracy and reproducibility. Error free parentage analysis is essential for the calculation of genetic indexes and in (inter)national genetic evaluations.
More information about this accreditation: http://www.icar.org/pages/working_groups/wg_GA_laboratories.htm.