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IQAS Proficiency Tests

Bode Technology is Now Offering Bode Buccal Collector Proficiency Tests!

  • Mock buccal samples are manufactured with purified white blood cells to ensure sample consistency and quality
  • Contain 1 unknown and 3 known mock buccal databasing samples on Bode Buccal Collectors
  • Competitive pricing
  • 2021 proficiency tests available now
  • ISO 17043 accredited

Contact IQAS@bodetech.com for further information

Created by DNA Experts for DNA Experts

International Quality Assessment Scheme (IQAS) proficiency test kits are distributed by Bode to both public and private sector forensic DNA testing laboratories. Since the inception of the IQAS program in 1991, thousands of IQAS proficiency tests have been distributed to DNA testing laboratories in the US and internationally.

IQAS is Comprehensive, Convenient and Flexible

  • All IQAS proficiency tests are available each quarter
  • Select the IQAS kit configuration that contains the sample types (neat or mixture) your lab needs
  • Report serological and/or DNA results each quarter
  • Report autosomal STR, Y-STR, and/or mitochondrial DNA results with each test
  • Minimize operational disruptions with a 16-week results submission window
  • Receive an email confirming your results have been submitted
  • ISO/IEC 17043-accredited proficiency test provider

Click Here for PDF of Kit Information & Schedule

Maintain Accuracy of Results and Minimize Errors

  • Results submission forms display the loci in the same order as they appear on the electropherograms for the STR/Y-STR kit(s) used
  • Submitted results are uploaded directly into the IQAS database eliminating the need for data entry and minimizing the incidence of transcription errors
  • Summary reports are provided to the ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB) as requested by participants

Easily Manage Proficiency Tests Online

  • Use the web-based IQAS Proficiency Test Management Portal to order, assign, and track proficiency tests; download results submission forms; and submit results online

Distribution Schedule

NOTE: Proficiency testing kits are shipped via overnight courier to arrive on or around the first day of the quarter (January 1, April 1, July 1, October 1). This complies with requirements for semiannual proficiency testing.