Human ID products
Providing workflow solutions for every application
Whether you’re a lower-throughput, highly specialized lab or a high-throughput facility processing reference samples, we understand your need for dedicated products and protocols for forensic DNA profiling. To help you achieve your unique goals, QIAGEN offers optimized workflows and quality forensics products for every type of human identity and forensic testing need. Our product portfolio features the latest advancements in forensics technology, including a full range of forensic DNA-grade chemistries, combined with reliable sample collection devices for safe collection, transport and storage. In addition, our high-quality instruments provide effortless automation and address the diverse needs and challenges of crime scene investigation and human identification, covering every step from crime scene to courtroom. QIAGEN has also actively supported the development of global forensic standards to improve accuracy and support criminal justice and missing persons identification. QIAGEN’s top-quality, efficient solutions, innovative bioinformatics tools and comprehensive validation services can help you unlock valuable molecular insights. Trust your case to QIAGEN.
EZ1 is your solution to challenging bone samplesDiscover how to speed up and improve the DNA yield from bone. Using the EZ1 Advanced XL Instrument, you can reduce the lysis time from the traditional 24 hours to a more efficient 2-hour treatment. Go from sample processing to results within the same working day with this rapid bone protocol.
Explore ultra-efficient sample prep with EZ2 Connect FxThe EZ2 Connect Fx was designed with forensics labs in mind. Download the brochure to learn how you can get the most out of every sample with this powerful new instrument.
„For my research, I use a wide range of QIAGEN products. For example, for all my projects I use the QIAamp DNA Investigator Kit for rapidly purifying high-quality, high-yield DNA. I have been very happy with the kit’s performance over the years, and I like how QIAGEN provides a different protocol according to the sample type.”
Dr. Athina Vidaki, post-doctoral researcher in the Department of Genetic Identification at Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam. Learn more about Dr. Vidaki’s work.
„I almost exclusively use QIAGEN's Investigator DNA extraction kits, and I like how there are other projects and equipment which can easily be integrated into the DNA extraction workflow such as the TissueLyser II to prepare hard tissue for DNA extraction.”
Dr. Laura Heathfield, lecturer and researcher in the Division of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, University of Cape Town. Learn more about Dr. Heathfield’s work.
Now available: New Y-chromosomal DNA profiling kitBe the first to learn about our new Y-chromosomal assay for human ID and forensics. The Investigator Argus Y-28 QS Kit offers superior sensitivity, straightforward DNA quality assessment and best-in-class PCR chemistry.
Get unambiguous STR resultsOur latest STR assay solution, Investigator 26plex QS, provides optimized chemistry for enhanced robustness, sensitivity and reliability, even from trace DNA. Perform multiplex amplification of all Chinese, CODIS and European standard markers in one reaction.
Don’t wait — just GO!Discover the ease of direct amplification of reference samples using our Investigator GO! series of kits. With the Investigator 24plex GO! Kit, get multiplex amplification of the CODIS and ESS loci, SE33, DYS391 and Amelogenin, with an innovative Quality Sensor
„What I like about QIAGEN products and instruments is the ease of use. My favorite workhorse is the EZ1 Advanced, an automatic extraction instrument based on silica-coated magnetic beads chemistry. I put in the cartridge, then the samples and hit the start button, and 16 minutes later, it is DONE.”
Mirna Ghemrawi, doctoral student at Florida International University. Learn more about Mirna’s work.
„I’m exclusively using QIAGEN instruments and reagents for my experiments. What I like most is the easy handling of the products and the fast processing of the reactions. I am able to perform the entire workflow from DNA extraction to sequencing in a single day. This is a great advantage of the workflow especially for further application in routine casework.”
Jan Fleckhaus, doctoral student at the Institute of Legal Medicine, Cologne, Germany. Learn more about Jan’s work.
Services and support
Reduce your validation time by up to 50%QIAGEN offers a consultative Validation Service to human identity and forensic laboratories supporting the validation process of new technology and application implementation. Our comprehensive service offers complete internal validation of your purification systems, assays and automated workflows in forensic or HID testing.
Committed to qualityQIAGEN is a forerunner in quality initiatives for human identity testing and forensics. Industry-leading quality control systems, exacting manufacturing standards and rigorous product validation ensure that your work meets current and future quality standards. Learn more about our commitment to guaranteeing superior product quality and compliance with ISO 18385.
Need to access our exclusion database?Since 2005, QIAGEN has maintained a staff DNA profile database managed by an independent custodian from a German forensic institute. This database comprises anonymous STR profiles of staff working in operations at all our international locations, where testing reagents and plastics for the Investigator product line are produced.