Molecular testing


ERGANAL performs Authenticity, GMO and Microbial Monitoring  testing services. Molecular solutions address to Food & Beverages, Feed & Crops, Water & Wastewater, Environmental & Industrial materials. ERGANAL’s accredited molecular solutions examine finished products, air and surfaces. 

GMO Testing

Qualitative and Quantitative GMO testing for seeds, flour, feed and food. We offer a wide range of accredited genetic modifications tests for soyacorn and cotton and other plant species. GMO analysis concern Genetic Isolation & Detection, Genetic modification & Detection and Common genetic modifications Detection.

Microbial Identification

Labs provide information on the microorganism species, ecology, classification, growth conditions, possible pathogenesis and a brief description. At the same time, scientific instructions and solutions for further investigation of the microbiological source (root cause analysis) and resolution of the microbiological cause are being provided. We detect Bacteria, Yeasts, Fungi.

Pathogen Detection

Pathogenic bacteria are of growing concern for public health worldwide. We ensure the safety of your product by performing reliable and fast detection (24h) of pathogens through Real Time PCR.

Food Authenticity

Animal Species Detection. ERGANAL Labs perform Authenticity testing to detect animal species in food and feed products. Animal Species detection is performed with Real Time PCR to identify Breeds e.g. Sheep, Goat, Bovine, Horse, Chicken, Turkey and others. Halal & Vegan services are also provided. TAT is 3-5 working days.

DNA Barcoding. With specific molecular tools, a small part of the DNA of an organism is multiplied via PCR and its sequence is analyzed in a Genetic Sequencer to detect botanical, fish or animal authenticity. The resulting sequence is compared with others in validated sequence databases and the species name is assigned. The TAT is 10-15 working days.

Organisms profile (NGS analysis). Species & organisms in complex food mixtures like sausages, cheeses or pies, are identified vie Next Generation sequencing (NGS). ERGANAL identifies species both qualitatively and quantitatively, as a result, the proportion of every organism is given. TAT is 30 working days. 

Environmental Monitoring

Quality systems must ensure the absence of microbial contamination from production areas and subsequently from finished products. The name of the species of the microorganism could play a significant role in the investigation of its source and in the root cause analysis. Microbes isolated from finished productsingredientswater samples and production areas, are candidates for identification. Especially if their numbers exceed alert or action limits. We offer scientific guidance and solutions to further facilitate the microorganism’s investigation and proceed to root cause analysis of any microbial contamination.