GMO Testing for Grains and Other Crops

Genetic ID offers GMO testing for grain, seed, and plant material for the following crops:

The sample sent to the laboratory should be taken in a manner that insures it is statistically representative of the larger lot of material. The recommended sample size for testing whole beans and grain contains at least 10,000 beans/kernels. Samples in this size range are not too large to ship and process, yet offer a high degree of statistical strength.

  Tailored Testing

Genetic ID offers a broad portfolio of ISO 17025 accredited GMO tests which can be customized to meet the customer’s needs. Each GMO test employs duplicate DNA extraction, duplicate PCR reactions and exacting control reactions. These are just a few of the practices that make Genetic ID’s GMO analysis one of the most robust available. Equally important are the services of our solution-oriented Genetic ID account managers who will work in partnership with you to meet the often complex GMO related challenges that may arise. Genetic ID possesses the expertise and technological capabilities necessary to design custom testing to suit your specific GMO detection requirements.

  Test Selection

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

  GMO Detection Categories

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Variety-Specific GMO detection identifies individual GMO varieties such as Roundup Ready® Soy.

  Levels of Quantitation (Defined)

  • GMO Qualitative Analysis reports the presence or absence of GMO, but will not quantify how much GMO is present.
  • GMO Semi-Qualitative Analysis reports GMO content above or below one or more thresholds (e.g., 0.1% and 1%)
  • GMO Real-Time Quantitative Analysis reports precise quantitative results of GMO content.
  Genetic ID's Limit of Detection is 0.01% and our Limit of Quantitation is 0.05%

  Turn-around Times

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

  Multiple Tests on the Same Sample

If a sample requires more than one GMO test, the additional GMO testing fees may be reduced.  Please call for more information.

  Additional Price Considerations

Volume discounts are available. Please contact a Genetic ID account manager for more information.

  Sample Delivery/Laboratory Address

Please submit samples for testing to this address:

Genetic ID, Inc.
Order Processing
504 North 4th Street
Suite #102
Fairfield, Iowa 52556, USA

Tel: +1.641.472.9979
1.877.366-0790 - (Toll Free USA/Canada)
Fax: +1.641.472.9198




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504 N 4th St.
Fairfield, IA 52556
(888) 229-2011