Allergen-Shield Gluten S
Catalog number: A1048/A1096
Allergen-Shield Gluten S is an ELISA test that determines the gliadin and prolamins from wheat, barley and rye content, in food products labeled as gluten-free.
Gluten consists of two groups of proteins, namely the glutenins and the prolamins. Prolamins are pre-sent in wheat (gliadin), barley (hordein) and rye (secalin), and are the alcohol-soluble fraction of gluten. Consumption of gluten might be harmful for people with gluten intolerance (celiac disease) and wheat allergy, because the small intestine is unable to absorb nutrients. It might cause a broad range of symp-toms, such as nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, joint pain, infertility, or frequent miscarriages etc. Moreover, long-term gluten consumption may lead to more severe symptoms. For example, weakening of the bones (osteoporosis) and iron deficiency anemia. According to the Codex Alimentarius (CODEX STAN 118/1979) food labeling is divided into two groups, “gluten-free” and “very low gluten” products where the gluten content is lower than 20 mg/kg and 100 mg/kg, respectively.
ELISA kit characteristics:
■ Sandwich Quantitative ELISA test with single-break strip plate with 48 wells (6 strips) or 96 wells (12 strips)
■ Limit of detection (LOD): 2.5 ppm
■ Range of Quantification: 5-80 ppm
■ Low Procedure time: 30 mins
■ High Specificity and Sensitivity
■ Broad range of validated matrices
■ Shelf life: 12 months
■ Storage: 2-8°C