DNA Technologies


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Technologies at Bode

Bode's Virtual Lab Showcases technologies avaiable at Bode. Take a tour to explore how our laboratory can provide services to meet your DNA testing needs.

Zone 1: Our Analysts (pdf)
Bode's has more than 140 scientists dedicated to our mission of improving public safety. Click here to learn more about our experience and accreditations held by the laboratory.

Zone 2: Extractions and Sampling
Bode had proprietary solutions for extractions and offers many solutions for sample collections that are applied to various types of evidence. Our solutions help to collect the most DNA while maintaining the highest levels of quality.

Zone 3: DNA from Shell Casings
Bode had developed a proprietary extraction method and applied it to a sampling technique to obtain DNA from spent shell casings.

Zone 4: Nuclear DNA from Rootless Hairs
Bode had developed a proprietary extraction method (Bode X-traction) and applied it to rootless hairs and developed a solution to obtain nuclear DNA profiles.

Zone 5: Automation
Bode has worked tirelessly to improve efficiency and maintain quality. One key effort has been through automation.

Zone 6: STRs and Y-STRs
Bode processes thousands of forensic cases monthly. Explore our technologies that are used in amplification and analysis of profiles.

Zone 7: Sexual Assault Kit Testing (pdf)
Bode has process more than 120,000 sexual assault cases for our clients. This includes backlog reduction as well as expedited testing through our Bode-ASAP program, with testing in as fast as 2-weeks.

Zone 8: Mixture Interpretation
Bode has implemented STRMix in our laboratory to help interpret complex mixtures.

Zone 9: Rapid DNA (pdf)
Bode supports law enforcement using Rapid DNA by offering validation and reachback services, as well as creating local DNA databases. Bode also offers Rapid DNA services in our laboratory to support rush testing.

Zone 10: Forensic Genealogy Service (pdf)
Forensic genealogy has been utlized to solve cases that had gone cold. This novel technology has had a major impact on providing investigative leads or to identify the missing. 

Zone 11: Forensic Investigative Service
Bode has partnered with LexisNexis Risk Solutions to offer investigative support to law enforcement for clearing sexual assault kit backlogs or managing lawfully owed DNA samples.