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Genetics Laboratories and Services - LGS

In 2010, the Genetics Laboratory and Services (GLS) has been included under AIA’s structure. GLS is one of the most advanced laboratory in Italy serving the Italian livestock sector with its support activities in the animal selection and the herd books of on farm animals. GLS headquarters is located in Cremona. The laboratory is equipped with the most modern technologies for molecular testing.  In addition to the study of DNA family relationships, GLS can provide several services: genotyping with molecular markers at medium and high density, genetic traceability of meat and cheese, analysis of genes influencing the quality of milk and meat products, analysis of genes responsible for the genetics disease, control of the presence of meat-and-bone meal in animal feed.  GLS is certified by ACCREDIA according to UNI CEI EN ISO/IEC 17025 and is a member of ISAG (International Society for Animal Genetics), an international organisation that provides the reference standard for all genetics laboratories around the world. GLS is actively involved in projects oriented towards the development of new methodologies in molecular genetics applied to zootechnics, in collaboration with national and international research centres. 

For more information, please contact:

The Director of LGS, Cecilia Fontana: E-mail:

Visit the dedicated GLS web-site for further information: