GMO testing

DNA Microlab, member of QACS, offers complete menu of qualitative and quantitative GMO analysis to meet your testing needs. GMO testing is the examination of genetic modification presence on seeds, flour, feed and food. GMO testing is crucial for producers who want to verify the marketability of their product, fulfill labeling requirements and comply with EU Regulation (EC) No. 1830/2003 and EU Regulation (EC) No. 619/2011. We offer range of accredited genetic modifications tests for soya, corn and cotton and for other plant species.

Samples are analyzed for the detection of genetically modified elements P35S (35S promoter of cauliflower mosaic virus) and TNOS (nopaline synthase terminator of Agrobacterium tumefaciens) which constitute the majority of Genetically Modified varieties in the EU. Due to the presence of P35S and TNOS in many GM plants, they are used to screen for the presence of GM-plant derived components. Our new molecular laboratory, DNA Microlab, is equipped with the latest molecular technology, Real Time PCR and our experienced analysts are ready to offer results in fast turnaround times and in prices to suit your product’s needs.

Available tests

● Qualitative methods determine the presence/absence of GMO

We can report on the detection of genetic modification at the Limit of Detection (LOD) which is 0,45%. This analysis is crucial for producers to support the “GMO-free” claims on their product label. This method does not identify the type of genetic manipulation or give a quantitative estimation of how much GMO is present in the sample.

● Quantitative GMO Analysis quantify the extent of genetic modification

The Limit of Quantification (LOQ) is 0,09% and the Limit of Detection (LOD) is 0,045%. This analysis estimates if your product lies above or below the allowed GMO limit.

Turnaround Times

●Standard analysis:

Results are available within 5-7 working days upon receipt of the samples

●Express analysis:

Results are available within 2-4 working days upon receipt of the samples

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