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Gluten and Gliadin Analysis

AltaBioscience offers  laboratory based testing  for gluten and gliadin.  Our analytical service verifies the absence or quantifies the presence of gluten in food and beer samples.

Accredited to ISO 9001:2015, we use the recommended ELISA based method of analysis, approved by the Codex Committee on Methods of Analysis and Sampling (CCMAS), as recommended by Coeliac UK, we offer a fast turnaround of service. Our method uses monoclonal antibody R5 which reacts with the gliadin-fraction from wheat and corresponding prolamines from rye and barley enabling detection in wheat, barley and rye.

Our standard service offers a five day turnaround from receipt of sample and our Express service is available for a 48hr turnaround of sample.

Reports are sent electronically and as signed hardcopies.

As part of meeting the quality requirements, our processes are monitored and validated to meet the exacting standards required for our clients.

We offer the following:

  • Gliadin
  • Gliadin Competitive or Sandwich assay
  • Gluten

 Sample requirements

We require a minimum of 10g of sample (50g for meat products) and will retain your sample for a minimum of 3 months.

To order:

Details for sample requirements and shipping can also be found on our sample submission form.

The terms gluten-free and very low gluten are covered by legislation for the labelling of gluten-free foods (Gluten Regulation EC 41/2009), which came into full effect on 1 January 2012 and applies to both packaged foods and to foods sold in catering establishments.

Food labelling:

  • Gluten-free – foods containing 20 parts per million (ppm) gluten or less
  • Very low gluten – foods containing between 21 and 100 ppm gluten

Foods that contain 20 ppm or less can be labelled as ‘gluten-free’. For oat products, the oats themselves must also contain no more than 20 ppm to be labelled as gluten free.

Meals served by caterers, including restaurants, hospitals and schools that are labelled gluten-free must contain no more than 20 ppm gluten.

For more information, please email us at or call us on +44(0)1527 584495 to speak to one of our experts.