We hold multiple accreditations with third-party agencies. By holding these accreditations, Bode must adhere to the standards of each accrediting body. These standards cover all steps in a genetic test from the initial specimen collection to the issuance of the final results. Adherence to these standards provides assurance to the client that the test results are of the highest quality.
Bode consistently goes above and beyond the requirements of each accrediting body. With more than 25 years in continual quality assessments and process improvements, Bode delivers high-quality service. Bode ensures that quality is a top priority at all times.
ISO/IEC 17025-Accredited Laboratory
The Bode laboratory is accredited by ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB) to the ISO/IEC 17025:2017 standards for Forensic Testing and Calibration Laboratories. Bode also maintains compliance with the FBI Quality Assurance Standards for Forensic DNA Testing Laboratories and DNA Databasing Laboratories. Bode has maintained ISO17025 accreditation since 2002.
Bode has achieved ISO 18385:2016 certification for the Buccal DNA Collector and SecurSwab product lines. ISO18385:2016 confirms that Bode’s products meet the standards for the forensic market which enable these products to carry the label ISO18385 Forensic DNA Grade.
17043-Accredited Proficiency Testing Provider
Bode is an ISO/IEC 17043 accredited proficiency testing provider. Accredited by ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB) in 2017, Bode’s IQAS proficiency test kits meet the proficiency testing guidelines for ISO/IEC 17025 accredited laboratories, which are required to use ISO/IEC 10743 accredited proficiency test providers.
Approved by New York State for Forensic Identity
The Bode laboratory participates in the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH), Clinical Laboratory Evaluation Program and is approved by the NYSDOH as a forensic identity laboratory. The department’s certification is based on the FBI Quality Assurance Standards, New York public health laws, and state clinical laboratory standards for forensic identity testing.
- NYS DOH Clinical Laboratory Permit
- NYS DOH Certification of Qualification
- NYS DOH Forensic Genealogy SNP Testing Approval
- NYS DOH Forensic Genealogy SNP Testing Amended Approval
Licensed by the State of Maryland
Bode has been granted a license to operate as a forensic laboratory in accordance with §17-2A-04 of the Health-General Article of the Maryland Code by the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Office of Health Care Quality. The state’s licensure program is based on a certification that Bode Technology is fully accredited by a national accrediting body and in compliance with forensic regulations released under COMAR 10.51.01-10.51.07.
Texas FSC-Accredited Laboratory
Bode has been granted full Texas Forensic Science Commission (FSC) accreditation in accordance with Title 37, Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 651. The FSC accreditation program is based on maintaining accreditation from a national accrediting body and compliance with Title 37, Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 651.
Bode’s Production Facility in Lenexa, KS is ISO 9001:2015 certified. Bode manufactures collection products and collection kits within the facility. Through its ISO 9001:2015 certification, Bode demonstrates its ability to consistently provide products that meet customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements. Bode also aims to enhance customer satisfaction through the effective application of the system, including processes for continual improvement of the system and the assurance of conformity to customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements.
Bode has been granted AABB accreditation for Relationship Testing Activities. AABB is the primary agency that develops standards for relationship testing.