Global Laboratory Alliance

Genetic ID NA, Inc.’s Global Laboratory Alliance® (GLA) establishes uniform standards of excellence in DNA based testing worldwide. Offering expert labs strategically located around the world, the Alliance is a powerful force serving the food industry with accurate, reliable testing services and consulting. 

What is the Global Laboratory Alliance?

The Global Laboratory Alliance® is a network of laboratories throughout the world that employs Genetic ID’s validated and standardized testing technology.

Members of the Global Laboratory Alliance include both private service providers and governmental laboratories.

ISO/IEC 17025 Accredited

The methods provided to GLA laboratories are the result of extensive, in-depth research in the Genetic ID research laboratories and are accredited to ISO/IEC 17025, the international standard for laboratory accreditation. 

ISO/IEC 17025 is an internationally recognized standard that provides rigorous guidelines that define the quality management procedures of a laboratory. As such, these methods make it possible for new GLA members to gain accredited status quickly for their testing services. Accredited status ensures that testing will have high levels of legal defensibility, industry credibility, and respect. 

Utility to the Global Food and Agricultural Industries

The Global Laboratory Alliance is of particular utility to those members of the food and agricultural industries that operate globally, because the GLA makes conveniently available in key markets around the world a uniform and standardized system of testing. Thus, global participants in the agri-food industry can be confident that, wherever testing is needed, assessment of their products will be consistent, reliable, and based on the highest standards of science.

In addition, the testing protocols used by Global Laboratory Alliance laboratories are designed to comply with regulatory requirements around the world, and are backed up by Genetic ID’s broad knowledge of regulatory developments. Through the Global Laboratory Alliance, Genetic ID can help its clients address regulatory issues wherever they operate.

Laboratories around the world are invited to join

Adopting Genetic ID’s comprehensive package of testing technology can be a highly efficient, convenient, rapid, and cost-effective approach to gaining DNA-based testing capacity.

In expanding the Global Laboratory Alliance to its current extent, Genetic ID has gained extensive experience in the transfer of testing technology and in the training of scientific and technical staff in the use of this technology. We are prepared to undertake the transfer of this technology to laboratories anywhere in the world.

Benefits of Global Laboratory Alliance membership

  • Rapid acquisition of testing capacity 
  • Full-service testing services 
  • Specifics of the technology transfer package 
    • Includes complete training of scientific and technical staff, in your lab or at Genetic ID
    • Methods are standardized, validated, and accredited to ISO 17025, the international standard for laboratory accreditation
    • Standardized operating procedures are provided for every step, including: 
      • Sample processing and DNA extraction
      • PCR analysis
      • Data analysis
    • All critical reagents are provided
    • Multiple proprietary DNA extraction systems are provided that are customized for different food and agricultural matrices
  • Ongoing technical support
    • Available to help you:
      • Deal with analyticial challenges
      • Interpret and evaluate data
    • Provide key reagents and standard reference maerials on an ongoing basis
    • Provide thorough quality control on reagent preparation
  • Technology development and upgrades
    • Genetic ID conducts ongoing research and development to create new testing methods and to upgrade existing methods as market and regulatory conditions change
    • Alliance members who develop analytical or other technologies can use the GLA as a network for quickly marketing their technologies worldwide
  • Cooperative marketing
    • Genetic ID’s global recognition helps sell the services that GLA members offer
    • Global marketing by Genetic ID contributes to the success of individual Alliance Labs
    • Genetic ID is prepared to cooperate with GLA members to undertake promotional marketing efforts focused on specific countries or regions of the world

 GLA Members around the world


North America

Genetic ID — USA
Fairfield, IA 52556, USA
Contact Info:
Tel: 1.888.229.2011 (USA/Canada)
Fax: +1.641.472.9198

NSF International — USA
Ann Arbor, MI 48113, USA
Contact Info:
Tel: +1.734.769.8010
Toll Free (USA): 800-NSF-MARK
Fax: +1.734.769.0109

Secretaria de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales — Mexico
DF, Mexico
Contact Info:
Tel: +52.55.542.46.417
Fax: +

Laboratorio de Detección de Organismos Genéticamente Modificados del SENASICA de la Secretaria de Agricultura, Ganadería, Desarrollo Rural, Pesca y Alimentación — Mexico
DF, Mexico
Contact Info:
Tel: +55.555.40.341

South America

Ecocerta Análises Ambientais Ltda. - Biotecnologia
Caxias do Sul, RS Brazil
Contact Info:
Tel: + 55 (54) 3025-5525
Fax: + 55 (54) 3039-0017


Bureau Veritas Japan
Yokohama City, Japan
Contact Info:
Tel: +81.45.949.4664
Fax: +81.45.949.4621


Genetic ID — Europe
Augsburg, Germany
Contact Info:
Tel: +49.821.747.7630
Fax: +49.821.747.7639


NFTRC, National Food Technology Research Centre — Botswana
Kanye, Botswana
Contact Info:
Tel: +267 5440441
Fax: +267 5440713



Non-GMO Project
A2LA Accredied
MFDS Korea
AOCS Member

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