GMO Analyses: detection and quantitation in food, feed and seed

GEN-IAL® is an officially accepted expert for GMO analyses. We offer safe, straightforward and precise PCR detection and quantification of genetically modified organism (GMO) in various materials as well as kits for GMO detection and quantitation.

The PCR analysis enables reliable results within 24 hours. Express within 8 h. The methods used are fully validated and are, whenever possible, in accordance with German (§64 LFGB) and European standards (EN, DIN, CEN, ISO). The quality of the service is confirmed in national and international ring trials.

GEN-IAL® is a member of the § 64 LFGB German official working group for "development of GMO detection and quantification methods".

With the extraordinary knowledge GEN-IAL® supports its clients with competent and individual consulting concerning GMO on the EU market: import of not authorised plants or animals, traceability, labelling, latest authorisations, verification procedures, GMO free labeling... .

GEN-IAL® is approved testing laboratory for the VLOG organisation (awards a licence for labeling "Ohne Gentechnik" (GMO-free) food products).

GEN-IAL® has over years tested for the NON-GMO Project organisation in America.


Testing scheme:

1. For each material GEN-IAL® chooses the optimized DNA-extraction method
2. The extracted DNA is tested for amount and quality with real-time PCR
3. The GMO can be identified in three ways:

A. first PCR screening for sequences typical for GMOs (e.g. p35S, Tnos, EPSPS, pFMV...) and in case of positive results the identification with GMO-specific PCR follows
B. if there is already a hint for a certain GMO, the specific qualitative or quantitative PCR is performed directly
C. direct quantification of e.g. CaMV35S promotor in corn, RoundupReady soy in soy,...

Detection limit: > 0,01%
Quantification limit: 0,1%


  • raw materials: e.g. soybeans, corn, seeds, grain, flour,...
  • food products: e.g. baby food, bread, pastries, delicacies, soy-rice drink,...
  • highly processed products: e.g. starch, lecithin, protein isolate, cereals,...
  • beverage source materials: e.g. concentrates, fruit puree,...
  • feed: e.g. pet food, forage cereals, fattening feed,...