Bode Cellmark Forensics holds multiple accreditations with third-party agencies. By holding these accreditations, Bode Cellmark 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 Cellmark consistently goes above and beyond the requirements of each accrediting body. With more than 20 years in continual quality assessments and process improvements, Bode Cellmark delivers high-quality service. Bode Cellmark ensures that quality is a top priority at all times.
ISO/IEC 17025-Accredited Laboratory
The Bode Cellmark laboratory is one of a select group of laboratories worldwide with the distinguished ASCLD/LAB-International accreditation. This accreditation is based on ISO/IEC 17025: 2005 standards, ASCLD/LAB-International Supplemental Requirements, and the FBI Quality Assurance Standards for Forensic DNA Testing and DNA Databasing Laboratories. Bode Technology (one of the companies which formed the Bode Cellmark brand) has maintained accreditation from ASCLD/LAB since 2002.
Bode Cellmark has achieved ISO 18385:2016 certification for the Buccal DNA Collector and SecurSwab product lines. ISO18385:2016 confirms that Bode Cellmark’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 Cellmark is an ISO/IEC 17043 accredited proficiency testing provider. Accredited by ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB) in 2017, Bode Cellmark’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 Cellmark 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.
Licensed by the State of Maryland
Bode Cellmark 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 (one of the companies which formed the Bode Cellmark brand) 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 Cellmark 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 Cellmark Forensics’ Production Facility in Lenexa, KS is ISO 9001:2008 certified. Bode Cellmark manufactures collection products and collection kits within the facility. Through its ISO 9001:2008 certification, Bode Cellmark demonstrates its ability to consistently provide products that meet customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements. Bode Cellmark Forensics 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 Cellmark has been granted AABB accreditation for Relationship Testing Activities. AABB is the primary agency that develops standards for relationship testing.