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22nd May 2023  Content supplied by: Hygiena

Hygiena Receives AOAC Certification for GlutenTox ELISA Rapid G12 Kit (PTM #042301)

Hygiena® is pleased to announce that its GlutenTox® ELISA Rapid G12 Kit, which is an improved test for the most immunotoxic peptide in gluten, was evaluated and approved by the AOAC Performance Tested MethodsSM (PTM) Program. The evaluation consisted of calibration, selectivity, recovery, bias, LOD/LOQ, repeatability precision, intermediate precision, product consistency, stability, robustness and matrix studies for all claimed gluten sources (wheat, barley and rye).
The test, which provides more accurate results in less time than other ELISA tests for gluten, uses the G12 antibody to identify the 33-mer (part) peptide segment of the gliadin protein in food samples, which is part of the gluten protein complex. This “33-mer” peptide is the most immunotoxic part of the gluten protein and induces celiac disease in susceptible people.
Celiac disease is a serious autoimmune disease that occurs in genetically predisposed people where the ingestion of gluten leads to damage in the small intestine. It is estimated to affect 1 in 100 people worldwide.[1] The 33-mer peptide shows high resistance to complete digestion by human digestive enzymes.  Focusing on this peptide fragment provides more objective information to help people with celiac disease and gluten intolerance to avoid foods that contain gluten.
The GlutenTox ELISA Rapid G12 is the first assay to be granted PTM certification using wheat, barley and rye flour and has several advantages by design.  It is based on the enzyme-linked immunoassay (ELISA) test, a proven laboratory workhorse for more than 40 years, and provides fast, convenient and accurate measurement of gluten down to 1.2 ppm (0.6 ppm of gliadin). In addition, the kit is more stable during temperature changes and delivers positive results even in highly contaminated samples (a limitation of other gluten tests). Finally, GlutenTox ELISA Rapid G12 tests have shorter incubation times, allowing for an accurate-analytic measurement of gluten in 90 minutes.  
For more information, please visit: GlutenTox® ELISA - Allergen Detection - Hygiena or email the company directly using the Request Information button.

[1].What is Celiac Disease? - Celiac Disease Foundation

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Date Published: 22nd May 2023

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