ATLANTA, Dec. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- IntelliGenetics LLC relocated its headquarters from Hilton Head Island (SC) to Atlanta (GA). IntelliGenetics LLC is a laboratory that specializes in providing DNA tests to establish family relationships. Its Parentage/Relationship Testing Activities are fully endorsed by the prestigious AABB-Accreditation Program.
Accreditation is a necessity for test acceptance by the United States immigration/visa/passport services, as well as for documentation of family relationship for child support establishment, admission of the relatives of immigration petitioners to the United States, settlement of inheritance estates, adoption and surrogacy proceedings, and more.
Dr. Laura G. Barrientos, the company's new owner, President, and Senior Scientist and a resident of Atlanta, commented: "Until this point, our market has been underserved as this testing service need has only been met by centralized laboratories that were located halfway across the country. Over a year ago, I conceived the idea of establishing this one-of-a-kind facility in the Greater Atlanta area. However, the accreditation is rigorous and expensive, and requires the employment of highly-qualified individuals and a high operational cost infrastructure. That makes it rather challenging for an individual to run a profitable business. It helps that I am both a scientist and an entrepreneur who carefully crafted the business plan to reach our goal. The lab relocation occurred exactly a year ago. Having a locally-owned and -operated AABB-Accredited DNA Testing Lab open to the general public at the heart of the Southeast is exciting and I am proud to be the one who made this happen. This makes IntelliGenetics one of a relatively small but elite group of accredited laboratories and the only one in the Georgia/Alabama/South Carolina/Kentucky/Tennessee area. I am confident the lab's new location and its operational plan enable us to better serve our customers locally, regionally, nationwide and worldwide at a competitive price for the best value to them." Dr. Barrientos added: "IntelliGenetics is a great resource to anyone in need of our services. The company and its principals have impeccable reputation and track records. We offer one of the best test turn-around-times in the industry."
IntelliGenetics' Vice President and Lab Director is Dr. Charles M. Kelly, Ph.D. Dr. Kelly brings to IntelliGenetics almost thirty years' experience in the review of genetic relationship tests. He has reviewed well over 200,000 such cases in parentage and sibling relationships, some of them high profile. He participated in the identification of the victims of the World Trade Center attacks and has given presentations before international groups in the statistics of relationship establishment and of population migrations into the Western Hemisphere. "It's always been my interest to apply scientific principles to helping people in need," Dr. Kelly said. "The work that IntelliGenetics does is very satisfying in that regard."
About IntelliGenetics, LLC
IntelliGenetics has been AABB-Accredited for Parentage/Family Relationship DNA Testing activities for more than 15 years. It has an outstanding record of perfect facility inspections and proficiency testing. Its support staff is ready and willing to provide personal assistance to clients who are in need of the kinds of services IntelliGenetics provides. IntelliGenetics is conveniently located at 1788 Century Blvd NE, Atlanta, GA 30345. We can be reached at www.IntelliGenetics.com, on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/Intelligenetics or by phone at (404) 636-3815.
Dr. Laura G. Barrientos, Ph.D.
Dr. Charles M. Kelly, Ph.D.
Vice President/Lab Director
IntelliGenetics, LLC is accredited by the American Association of Blood Banks (AABB) for Relationship Testing.
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