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Genetic Testing Laboratories, 1993

IM-93-04

Published: August 3, 1993
Information About:
State/Local Child Support Agencies
Topics:
Case Management, Paternity Establishment
Types:
Policy, Information Memorandums (IM)

SUPERCEDED BY: IM-00-12

Genetic Testing Laboratories

INFORMATION MEMORANDUM

OCSE - IM-93-04

August 3, 1993

TO: STATE AGENCIES ADMINISTERING CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT PLANS UNDER TITLE IV-D OF THE SOCIAL SECURITY ACT AND OTHER INTERESTED INDIVIDUALS

SUBJECT:Genetic Testing Laboratories

REFERENCE:45 CFR 303.5

CONTENT: The regulations for the program performance standards for the Family Support Act of 1988, P.L. 100-485, require States to use laboratories which perform genetic testing at a reasonable cost through competitive procurement. The Office of Child Support Enforcement's (OCSE) commitment to this endeavor has resulted in the compilation of the "Directory of Genetic Testing Laboratories" which was originally disseminated to States in October 1989 and revised in May 1991. Attached is the Third Edition of the Directory which reflects data collected in the Spring of 1993.

This Directory will help States identify laboratories which perform, at a reasonable cost, legally and medically acceptable genetic tests.

ATTACHMENT: Directory of Genetic Testing Laboratories: Third Edition

INQUIRIES TO: ACF Regional Administrators

Robert C. Harris
Acting Deputy Director
Office of Child Support
Enforcement