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Standards for Relationship Testing Laboratories, 16th Edition – Portal

Product Code: 233293SP

The 16th edition of Standards for Relationship Testing Laboratories (RT Standards), effective January 1, 2024, features new and revised requirements in areas such as employee qualification, facility monitoring of potentially fabricated documents, and the identification of non-chain of custody cases.

The Standards Portal allows users to customize their profile based on the activities for which they are accredited and can be rearranged at any time. Standards that do not apply to a user’s profile will appear grayed out to ensure that purchasers are aware of the standards that apply to their facility and those that do not.

The Standards Portal is also fully searchable by key word, chapter, or standard number, allowing users to navigate quickly to the most relevant standards to them at that time. Guidance is provided on how to implement a standard, why it was created, or why a change was made from this edition to the last. Any relevant documentation that would assist users in implementing the standard in question is provided.

Benefits to Users
All links to outside websites and cross references to other standards in the portal are live and appear in popup windows to allow users to be able to see both the standard in question and the linked post. The full edition of the RT Standards (not including any guidance) is printable at any time to ensure that users can take the RT Standards on the go.

Any interim or emergent standards will appear seamlessly in the portal once effective and highlighted.

By purchasing the RT Standards through the AABB Standards Portal (“Portal”), users acknowledge and agree that they will access the Standards solely for their own personal and/or professional use and not distribute, copy, or provide access to the RT Standards for use by any third parties. Furthermore, users will securely maintain their login and password for the Portal. In the event that AABB or its authorized agents discover that users have not complied with these Terms and Conditions of Use, they understand that they will lose all rights to access the RT Standards and will not be entitled to any refund.

Significant changes in the 16th edition include:

  • The updated Quality Systems Essentials template has been incorporated into the 16th edition, including updated language and new sections on key concepts and key terms and examples of objective evidence.
  • The 16th edition has been expanded to allow for forensic genetic genealogy testing activities throughout the edition.
  • New standards have been created to allow individuals wishing to serve as a laboratory director or technical leader whose experience was not accrued in an AABB-accredited laboratory to petition AABB to determine if their experience would be equivalent.

RT Standards has been updated to include requirements specifically for traditional relationship testing statistics and non-traditional relationship testing statistics, better reflecting the current landscape of the field.

(2023, AABB)

Effective date: January 1, 2024
Nonmember price: $208
Member price: $151

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