FAQ / Info

About GlutenDetect

The urine test will detect over 500mg of ingested Gluten (approximately two bites of bread).

The stool test will detect over 50mg of ingested gluten (approximately a few bread crumbs of bread).

Please note that every person metabolizes gluten differently and that the GlutenDetect test must be conducted within the specified time window

A: The urine test should be used when major gluten exposure is suspected within the past 1 to 48 hours. The stool test should be used for more regular monitoring (weekly, biweekly, monthly) to detect accumulated gluten exposure over time.

A: Yes, GlutenDetect can be used on an individual of any age.

A: Yes, Up to 3 days prior if stored at room temperature, two weeks prior if the sample is frozen.

A: The stool test is more sensitive than the urine test because gluten is mostly cleared from the body through stool. Gluten clears through urine much more quickly, whereas it will persist in the intestine for days. Urine is for determining acute contamination over the previous 1 to 48 hours, and stool is for monitoring compliance to a gluten free diet over a longer period of time.

A: Any individual who consumes gluten will have fragments of gluten proteins that are resistant to gastrointestinal digestion called Gluten Immunogenic Peptides (GIP). The specialized antibody coating on the GlutenDetect test strip reacts to these peptides and produces a coloured line indicating their presence.

A single green line indicates that no gluten was detected in the sample. Two lines appearing, one green and one red, indicates that gluten has been ingested within the last few hours (urine) or days (stool).

A: GlutenDetect does not need a prescription or referral. You can purchase it directly, online, or by asking your health professional.

A: The kits should be stored at room temperature at all times, so storage in a bathroom drawer or cabinet is ideal. Excessive heat or cold should be avoided, especially for extended periods of time.

A: Yes, and in addition, customized clinic kit packaging is available for clinics and health professionals. Please contact us for more information via the contact page.

A: Stool sensitivity is 0.15 micrograms (µg) of GIP per gram (g) of feces, and urine sensitivity is 2.2 nanograms (ng) of GIP per milliliter (mL) of urine.

Using your Test and Reading your results

A: Yes, any visible red line in the test zone is a positive result, even if weak. If uncertain, conduct a second test to verify. If you used the urine test, check the next day with the stool test for greater sensitivity.

A: The green line is only a control line to make sure that the test has worked correctly. The test should only be read after 15 minutes. During the processing time of the test, the white panel strip will occasionally turn pink or reddish, but this does not mean it is positive. Only if the red line appears clearly where it is supposed to appear (in the T zone) should it be confirmed as positive result.

A: The molecule on which the test is based is proven to be >96% specific for gluten fragments and each tests is 90-95+% reliable within their respective time windows and limits of detection (i.e. 2 bites of bread in past 2 days for urine test OR crumbs of bread over previous days for stool test).

Further Gluten Related information

A: Even though most of the patients based their adherence to the gluten free diet on the absence of symptoms, they might have eaten gluten indeed. These transgressions can be only detected by the fragments of gluten excreted in feces and urine. GlutenDetect verifies these inappreciable gluten intakes.

A: Gluten Immunogenic Peptides (GIP) are fragments of gluten proteins that are resistant to gastrointestinal digestion and which trigger immunologic reactions in subjects sensitive to gluten such as celiac patients, patients with gluten sensitivity, etc

A: No, they can be found in anyone who ingests gluten. However, they only trigger immunogenicity in people with celiac disease.

No. Most celiacs that eat gluten don’t feel symptoms. However, some studies have found gluten fragments in these patients’ feces, which is a trustworthy sign of gluten intake.

A: According to recent studies, nearly 80% of patients that have said to follow the gluten-free diet have found GIP (fragments of gluten) in their feces. In conclusion, it is not recommended to base the adherence to the gluten-free diet on the absence of symptoms, because though slight gluten intakes go unnoticed, they have long term effects.

A: Continuous gluten intakes are cumulative and prevent mucosal healing. Intestinal villi loses its nutrient absorption capacity and increases the probability of suffering from more serious diseases such as lymphoma, autoimmune diseases, and osteoporosis.

Purchasing from us

A: We ship within 2 days of receiving your order and 2 days are required for local postage.
7-14 days for international postage

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A: Yes, you may ask for a full refund within 2 days of your purchase.