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Unless otherwise noted, GlutenTox Pro kits ship with six month of shelf-life. Kit contains everything you need to run twenty-five (25) tests for gluten in foods, drinks, ingredients, or on surfaces.
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What is a lateral flow test?Lateral Flow Devices (or LFDs) refer to a category of test designed to detect the presence or absence of a particular substance, without the need for sophisticated lab equipment. Through capillary action, the sample is brought along the length of the test and – if the substance in question is detected – will cause a visible signal to appear. The most commonly-seen type of LFD test on the market today is the over-the-counter pregnancy test.
How sensitive are the GlutenTox tests?All GlutenTox tests have a flexible LOD for food testing, and the sensitivity of each test can be set by the person performing the analysis. GlutenTox Pro can be set to 5, 10, 20, or 40ppm. Surface testing is a qualitative yes/no result.
According to the Codex Alimentarius Commission, the FDA and Health Canada, food can be considered “gluten-free” if it is made without gluten-containing ingredients and the amount of gluten present due to cross-contamination does not exceed 20 parts per million (ppm).
What is the G12 antibody?The G12 antibody was created to target the 33-mer peptide of the alpha-gliadin molecule. Studies show that this peptide is the primary cause of the auto-immune response in celiac patients. This leads to a high correlation between positive test results and samples that are toxic for people with celiac disease. If a food or beverage sample contains this toxic peptide in sufficient quantity, it will trigger a positive response from GlutenTox.
G12 is able to recognize gluten in wheat, barley, rye and certain strains of oat (for more on oat toxicity, see question below). It is also uniquely well-suited to detecting gluten in hydrolyzed, fermented, or otherwise processed foods. In addition, the G12 antibody shows no cross-reactivity with soy or any other gluten-free matrices.
Emport is pleased to share some details from Hygiena regarding the G12 antibody, specifically developed to identify the 33-mer peptide of α- gliadin. Read more in our News post on the G12 antibody.
Looking for other solutions to your testing needs? Find the kits that’s right for you.GlutenTox Pro Surface – easy-to-use surface only testingGlutenTox Sticks Plus – for challenging matrices (requires lab equipment)
What is the expiration date of the kit?Expiration dates are clearly printed on each kit, but are generally at least six months from the ship date. You will know if you are using a test that has expired because the blue control line will not appear when you run the test.
At what temperature should I store the kit?All kits can be stored at 35°F – 85°F. We do not suggest storing kits in the refrigerator, as excess moisture can damage the test strips.
How should I dispose of the kit after use?All components of the kit are non-toxic and therefore fully disposable in ordinary trash. They can be recycled where appropriate according to the material.
How do I test a food or beverage sample for gluten?Please contact us for instructions, or to learn about GlutenTox Pro, have a look at the video below.
How do I test surfaces for gluten contamination, and what do the results mean?Surface testing is possible with GlutenTox Pro and results will be simple and qualitative: positive indicates the presence of gluten, negative indicates the absence of gluten at a level of 10ng/cm2.
Although it’s tempting to assign a ppm value for surface testing, this is technically impossible: after all, no one is eating the counter tops! Instead, surface gluten is measured in nanograms per square centimeter. The ppm value of a food that comes into contact with the surface would vary based on variables like volume (a little ball of dough or a big one?) and texture (dough vs an already-baked cookie?)
GlutenTox Pro Surface is also available for processors that are testing surfaces at a higher volume.
Click here for instructions, or view the below video.
Does the G12 antibody recognize oat?Yes and no. G12 can of course detect cross-contamination in oats samples, whether from barley, rye, or wheat. In addition, research indicates that some strains of oat are inherently toxic for people with celiac disease and do contain gluten even when 100% pure oat. If the oat being tested is potentially harmful for celiac disease patients, a positive signal will appear. If you’d like to read more about gluten in oats, we recommend this study on gluten in oats. You can also visit Celiac.com for an analysis of the study.
After 10 minutes, the test showed a negative result (only the blue control line appeared). But when I checked the test strip the next day, I noticed a faint pink line. What’s going on?The test results should be read at 10 minutes (not before and not after). Any faint lines that appear after this time limit are not valid and do not indicate the presence of gluten in the sample. Conversely, positive results may fade in intensity after 10 minutes. If the test shows a pink line and a blue line at 10 minutes, it’s positive. If the test shows only a blue line at 10 minutes, it’s negative.
I’m looking for information about best practices for allergen testing in my facility.There aren’t any easy one-size-fits-all solutions to effectively control hazard points in the manufacturing process. Minimizing hazard points and identifying best practices takes experience and expertise. Emport does have some Best Practices Guides that you might find helpful. You can download Best Practices Guides for when to test effectively and how to sample your materials.
You can also reference Emport’s article Best Practices for Gluten-Free Manufacturers, which provides a fuller explanation of some of the key concepts in creating a hazard plan.
I got a test result that surprises me. What do I do?If your results are unexpected, please email us with more information about your test. We’ll work with you until your questions are resolved.
Are there items GlutenTox is not recommended for?
Can I test beer for gluten?The short answer is that while you can certainly trust that any positive test results with GlutenTox are indeed positive for gluten, the possibility for false negatives is also real. All lateral flow kits for gluten face the same challenge when it comes to heavy hydrolyzation, malting, or fermenting – there is a small gray area where it’s possible for beers (or soy sauce, etc) to have their proteins broken-apart enough that they don’t register on tests, but still intact enough to possibly trigger a celiac response.
Below you’ll find some information relating to gluten detection in beers, including so-called ‘gluten-removed’ beers that use enzymes to degrade the malted barley.
Can I test the oil in my deep fryer?Oil is inherently gluten-free, and the primary risk of cross-contamination comes from the gluten-containing crumbs that may be floating in the oil and could potentially adhere to otherwise gluten-free food. The recommended process for verifying that a deep fryer or fryolater is safe for use is to filter the oil and collect the crumbs and other residue that are found. Pat and/or rinse the residue to remove as much excess oil as possible, and then test the residue using GlutenTox standard procedures for crumbs or powders. If the residue produces a negative test, you can consider the oil safe for use with gluten-free items.
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