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GMO Testing

The key to controlling costs without increasing risk is to have a wide range of options available and skillful guidance in GMO test selection. Genetic ID can tailor a GMO testing program to meet your needs without incurring unnecessary costs. 

Keeping costs down by choosing the correct test

Genetic ID offers a full menu of qualitative and quantitative GMO testing options that can be customized to suit your products and meet your buyer's needs. Our goal is to give you the most protection for the lowest cost. For example:

  • In many cases, an economical qualitative GMO test will suffice. Only if the qualitative GMO test result is positive will a more expensive quantitative GMO test be required.
  • When quantitation is required, a range of GMO testing options is available, including Real-Time Quantitative PCR and Semi-Quantitative PCR.
  • Varietal ID tests can be customized to your export destination, saving you money while assuring compliance with import regulations. 

Customer Information Sheet

Genetic ID offers a broad portfolio of ISO 17025 accredited GMO tests which can be customized to meet customer’s needs. Each GMO test employs duplicate DNA extraction, duplicate PCR reactions and exacting control reactions. These are just some of the steps that make Genetic ID’s GMO analysis one of the most robust available. Equally important are our solution-oriented Genetic ID account managers who work in partnership with you to help meet often-complex GMO related challenges. Genetic ID has the expertise and technological capabilities to build a custom test to suit your company’s specific GMO detection requirements. If you have questions or requirements not addressed by the services listed here, please contact a Genetic ID account manager for more information. 

Test Selection

Selection of the proper test involves many considerations, including your sample type, the likely sources of GMO, turn-around time needed, buyer requirements, export markets, and government regulations. The primer sets you choose will depend on your product, whether it is a broad-spectrum (cross species) or single species sample. We recommend that you consult one of our account managers before making your testing decision. Their expertise will help you achieve the most effective and economical solution for your specific testing requirements. 

GMO Detection Categories

  1. Single-Species GMO detection provides total GMO content of a single species and is most suitable for products such as grains, flours, soy isolates, etc., where there is a single source of GMO.
  2. Broad-Spectrum (cross species) GMO detection determines GMO content from one or more sources of GMO. It is useful for determining GMO content in multiple ingredient products, but it will not identify the genetically modified species or variety.
  3. Variety-Specific GMO detection identifies individual GMO varieties such as Roundup Ready® Soy.

Levels of Quantitation

  1. GMO Qualitative Analysis reports presence or absence of GMO, but will not quantify how much GMO is present.
  2. GMO Semi-Quantitative Analysis reports GMO content above or below one or more thresholds (e.g. 0.1% and 1%)
  3. GMO Real-Time Quantitative Analysis reports precise quantitative results of GMO content.

Turnaround Times

Standard Results due 5 business days later (evening)
3 Day Results due 3 business days later (evening)
2 Day Results due 2 business days later (evening)
Rapid Results due next business day (evening)
Express Results due next business day (noon)
Same Day Results due same day (evening)

Multiple Tests on the Same Sample

If a sample requires more than one GMO test, the additional GMO testing fees may be reduced if no further DNA extraction is required.

When ordering multiple GMO tests, either concurrently or as an upgrade, please call for more information.

Additional Price Considerations

Volume Discounts are Available. Please talk with one of our account managers.

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