DNA Laboratory, Banja Luka

DNA Staff in ICMP’s Banja Luka LabThe process of obtaining DNA profiles from degraded bone and tooth samples is highly specialized, and employs procedures derived from the cutting edge field of “ancient DNA” analysis. All bone and tooth specimens that are DNA tested by the ICMP enter the testing process in the Banja Luka laboratory facility, which is a specialized contamination-free facility where highly skilled staff perform the critical first stages of the DNA extraction process that is modularized throughout all stages (including later steps in the Sarajevo laboratory). This modular approach to DNA typing, with specialized teams for each stage of the extraction and analysis process, is the key to extremely high throughput that is achieved by the ICMP DNA laboratory system.