Laboratory Accreditation Status

The four forensic testing laboratories and the calibration (Breath Alcohol) laboratory are currently accredited by the ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB), which requires conformance to:

  • ISO/IEC 17025 International Standard
  • ANAB developed accreditation requirements specific to forensic science testing and calibration laboratories
  • FBI Quality Assurance Standards for Forensic DNA Testing Laboratories and DNA Databasing Laboratories

The Virginia Department of Forensic Science (DFS) has been accredited since 1989.

Information about ANAB may be found at