What is Artemis DNA?
Artemis DNA = Artemis is the Greek Goddess of the hunt, who is also the twin sister of Apollo, the Greek God of medicine. The move to change our name to Artemis DNA, effective May 1, 2021, is to create a presence as well as disruption to the genomics industry. The name Artemis DNA aligns with our company vision of women empowerment and genetics – birthing from this is also Artemis DNA Foundation, with the goal to provide free breast cancer screening to women to 3rd world country.
What is CLIA certified and CAP accredited?
In simple terms, being CLIA certified and CAP accredited ensures your test results are meeting and exceeding industry standards for clinical laboratory testing.
The Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA) are federal regulations for United States based clinical laboratories to provide industry standards for testing of human samples for diagnostic purposes. These amendments were added to the laboratory requirements outlined in the Code of Federal Regulations, 42 CFR 493. Three federal agencies are responsible for ensuring compliance of laboratories to CLIA: the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Center for Medicaid Services (CMS), and the Center for Disease Control (CDC). Having a CLIA certificate demonstrates that labs meets the federal regulations for clinical diagnostic testing, ensuring quality and safety in the laboratory and laboratory results.
Further, a laboratory can pursue a higher level of quality by becoming accredited by a recognized accreditation agency. The College of American Pathologists (CAP) is such an agency. CAP releases its own requirements building upon CLIA ’88 regulations. Compliance is assessed by a peer group site inspection. Meeting these criteria ensures that industry specific standards for laboratory operation are upheld in the lab. These requirements can also point out areas for improvement in order to reach the highest level of quality.
Certified Women-Owned Small Business
Artemis DNA is proud to be a certified Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB) by the United States Small Business Administration. This program allows government contracting officers to set aside specific contracts for certified WOSBs and helps federal agencies achieve the existing statutory goal of five percent of federal contracting dollars being awarded to WOSBs. We are excited for the opportunities this certification can provide you in order to meet the federal regulations or set-aside requirements.