AABB Workshop

Sunday September 23rd, 2018 // 9:00 am - 12:00 pm // 101B

There is no charge for this workshop, but pre-registration is requested.

This workshop will address various AABB accreditation related topics.

The 13th Edition of the AABB standards for Relationship Testing went into effect January 1, 2018, common nonconformance to this standard and how to avoid them will be discussed.

Other topics will include the initial accreditation process, proficiency testing, validations, and calculations.


Learning Outcomes:

  1. An understanding of the 13th Edition of the AABB Standards for Relationship Testing
  2. An introduction to the initial accreditation process and requirements to maintain accreditation.
  3. Outcomes of recent proficiency tests and complex relationship testing calculations.

Intended Audience:

Current AABB members as well as anyone interested in the AABB Accreditation Program for Relationship Testing Facilities.


*There is no cost for this workshop. The AABB Standards for Relationship Testing Laboratories, 13th Edition, may be purchased prior to the workshop in the AABB marketplace

For questions regarding this workshop contact Marsha Deitz.



9:00 Р10:00amAABB Accreditation Program Updates and Common NonconformancesMarsha Deitz,  MBA, MT (ASCP), CQA (ASQ)

Staff Lead Assessor, Relationship Testing, AABB

10:00 – 10:30amLinkage DisequilibriumDavid Baumgarten, MS

DNA Technologist, HLA/Relationship Testing Laboratory, American Red Cross, West Division

Member of the AABB RT Standards Committee

10:30am – 11:30amCAP Proficiencies, Complex Calculations, and standard Shaffer Ph.D.

Director, DNA Identification Testing Division, LabCorp

Member of the AABB RT Standards Committee

11:30am – 12:00pmFour DNA Kinship Testing StudiesChristopher Miles, BS

Deputy Director, Standards Integration and Application

Capability Development Support Group/Office of Standards – Department of Homeland Security

Member of the AABB RT Standards Committee


Private: Marsha DeitzChair


Marsha Deitz has worked for AABB as the staff Lead Assessor for Relationship Testing since January 2010. Marsha is a Certified Quality Auditor with ASQ, a certified lead auditor for ISO/IEC 17025, a forensic scientist and licensed Medical Technologist.

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