GMO Testing

Nowadays, GMO testing is more than just screening for a few genetically modified organisms. GMO test laboratories have to deal with more than 150 commericalised GMOs. Increasing GMO planting areas and complex approval situations in different countries require an optimised test portfolio and customised GMO test strategies.

Eurofins GeneScan offers more than 100 different test methods for GMO detection to meet the requirements of a challenging market situation.

GMO Screening

Fast and cost-effective method for the detection of various GMOs. No specific identification of genetically modified organisms

GMO Identification

Identification of different genetic modifications of GMOs or even identification of single transgenic GMO events

GMO Quantification

Quantification of the GMO content in samples.


Your Contact for all Enquiries Concerning GMO Testing
Ulf Rathjens

Dipl. Biologist
Analytical Service Manager GMO
Eurofins | GeneScan
Tel.: +49 (0)40 492 94-3403


Our Parameters for GMO Testing
  • GMO Screening
  • GMO Identification (e.g. to exclude non-approved GMOs)
  • GMO Quantification (e.g. to check for labelling requirements)

Do you need any further information about the detection of genetically modified organisms (GMOs)? Please contact us.



Relevant Products
  • Pet food
  • Animal feed
  • Cotton products

... and many others - just don't hesitate to ask!



Publications and Announcements Concerning GMO Testing
Eurofins Food Testing Newsletter
Mathias Welsche, Eurofins GeneScan, Germany and Edwin Pearce Smith, Eurofins GeneScan, USA (2012): New automated DNA extraction to meet customer demands for high throughput analysis.
(Eurofins Food Testing Newsletter No 40 - November 2012)
Julia Dürrstein, Eurofins GeneScan GmbH, Germany (2012): Botanical impurities.
(Eurofins Food Testing Newsletter No 39 - July 2012)
in brief (2012)New regulations concerning GMO rice from China.
(Eurofins Food Testing Newsletter N° 38 - March 2012)
Dr. Werner Nader and Silke Heimbecher, Eurofins Global Control GmbH, Germany (2012): Inspection of goods at origin - prerequisite for proper purchasing decisions.
(Eurofins Food Testing Newsletter N° 38 - March 2012)
Ulf Rathjens (2011): EU: ECJ decided on GM presence in honey.
(Eurofins Food Testing Newsletter N° 37 - November 2011)
in brief (2011)EU: 0.1% GMO threshold in feed.
(Eurofins Food Testing Newsletter N° 36 - July 2011)
Ulf Rathjens, Eurofins GeneScan GmbH, Germany (2011): GM Soy - New upcoming modified soybeansrequire new test strategies.
(Eurofins Food Testing Newsletter Nr. 35 - March 2011)
Eurofins Web News
Genetically Modified Rapeseed in Mustard (Februar/2013).
Genetically Modified Corn MIR162 Authorised by EU Commission (Oktober/2012).
Genetically modified papaya from Thailand (Mai/2012).
BVL Guideline for GMO Rice (März/2012).
New EU Approval for GMO Soybean (Februar/2012).
EU Emergency Measures for GMO Rice (Januar/2012).
Bahrdt, C.; Krech, A.B.; Wurz, A. and Wulff, D., Eurofins GeneScan GmbH (2010): Validation of a newly developed hexaplex real-time PCR assay for screening for presence of GMOs in food, feed and seed. Anal Bioanal Chem. 396(6):2103-12.
Bäumler S, Wulff D, Tagliani L and Song P (2006): A Real-Time Quantitative PCR Detection Method Specific to Widestrike Transgenic Cotton (Event 281-24-236/3006-210-23). J. Agric. Food Chem. 54, 6527-6534.
Harms C (2005): Nachweis von transgenen Pflanzen. mensch+umwelt spezial 17. Ausgabe.
Waiblinger HU, Ohmenhäuser M, Pietsch K, Ritter W, Steegmüller J, Krech A, Horn P and Schroeder A Bäumler S, Wulff D, Tagliani L and Song P (2005): Die Untersuchung von transgenem Rapspollen in Honigen mittels Real-time-PCR. Deutsche Lebensmittel-Rundschau 101 (12): 543-549.
Nemeth A, Wurz A, Artim L, Charlton S, Dana G, Glenn K, Hunst P, Jennings J, Shilito R and Song P (2004): Sensitive PCR Analysis of Animal Tissue Samples for Fragments of Endogenous and Transgenic Plant DNA. J. Agric. Food Chem. 52, 6129-6135.
… und zahlreiche andere. Gerne schicken wir Ihnen eine vollständige Publikationsliste.
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Letzte Aktualisierung: Freitag, 26. Juni 2015