Hi, I am in the process of starting a DNA testing lab in Canada, but I’m unsure of the regulatory requirements for offering my testing services to other businesses in Canada. Specifically, I am interested in offering microbial identification services to GMP pharmaceutical companies. I have worked for a pharmaceutical company in the regulatory side of the business (QA) and in QC (microbiology) and I am well versed in GMP requirements for the pharmaceutical industry. However, I have very little knowledge of what is required of outsourced labs that process samples that they receive from GMP pharmaceutical companies. I assume accreditation is mandatory for outsourced testing labs. Is ISO 17025 the relevant accreditation? Is it possible to speak to you or send follow up questions to better understand the regulatory framework for a DNA testing lab in Canada?