Mobile DNA Elements tests for genetically modified DNA in plant or seed samples. The laboratory is mobile and can provide local testing at an affordable rate. The mobile lab is centered in western Montana and will travel among the western states. Samples for analysis can also be mailed. See the How to submit samples page in SERVICES.
How is genetically modified DNA in plants detected?
First, DNA is purified from a small sample of plants or seeds. Then the genetically modified DNA is copied by a technique called polymerase chain reaction (PCR).
After PCR, the DNA has been copied over a billion fold, enough to detect it by a variety of methods. The detection methods utilized by Mobile DNA Elements are either an agarose gel or by real-time PCR.
Prices for this service are based on the number of DNA extractions, the number of PCR reactions, and the method of detection of the PCR product. See the Pricing page under SERVICES.
For a list of tests offered by Mobile DNA Elements, see GMOs detected by Mobile DNA Elements under the GMO DNA tab.
Test results can often be obtained in a day.