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IQAS Advantages

  • All IQAS (International Quality Assessment Scheme) proficiency tests are available each quarter
  • Multiple IQAS kits enable selection of sample types (neat or mixture)
  • Option of reporting serological and/or DNA results each quarter
  • Report autosomal STR, Y-STR, and/or mitochondrial DNA results with each test
  • Use the Web-based IQAS Proficiency Test Management System to order, assign, and track your proficiency tests
  • Participants can download the results submission form and submit their results online
  • Results submission form with drop-down lists makes it faster and easier to input results
  • Acknowledgement of receipt of your results is provided
  • ISO 17043 accredited proficiency test provider

Accuracy of Results

  • The results submission form displays the loci in the same order as they appear on the electropherograms for the STR kit(s) used.
  • Result files are uploaded directly into the IQAS database eliminating the need for data entry and minimizing the incidence of transcription errors.
  • Target values are compiled from the pre-distribution testing and/or consensus results.
  • Summary Reports are provided to the ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB), as requested by each participant.
Download a sample individual Report