Food Allergen Testing
100% Accurate Food Allergen Testing
100% Accurate Food Allergen Testing In an ISO Certified Lab
We also include a report showing your results and an interpretation provided by our microbiologist
Turnaround Time is 12 business days from receipt of your samples.
When people call asking for allergen testing, they are usually uncertain as to whether the ingredients they are using have allergens present. This test determines if any known allergens are present. You will ship the product to us and we will perform the test.
You need to let us know which allergen for which you are testing for, as each test is a separate service. Here are the 8 most common food allergens.
Why Food Allergen Testing is Important
Food allergens are a group of proteins that the immune system thinks is harmful, but in fact they are harmless. Food allergies are usually IgE-mediated, which means that individuals produce large amounts of antibodies that specifically target certain food proteins. When these antibodies bind to an allergen, it causes them to develop a serious allergic reaction. When these antibodies bind to an allergen, it causes an allergic reaction, which can cause mild symptoms to life-threatening anaphylactic shock. Sometimes other immune reactions that do not involve antibodies but are triggered by something in the food that they are consuming are possible. These reactions are delayed, meaning that they will not appear until several days after they are ingested.
Food allergens are a risk that people with food allergies constantly have to deal with, so it is crucial for food producers to conduct routine testing on their products to detect potentially harmful allergens in them.
Food Allergen Testing
Our Food Allergen Tests
ELISAs and LFDs for the quantitative and qualitative analysis of walnuts.
ELISA Method for the quantitative analysis of fish residues.
ELISAs and LFDs for the quantitative and qualitative analysis of gluten.
ELISAs and LFDs for the quantitative and qualitative analysis of milk proteins
ELISAs and LFDs for the quantitative analysis of mustard.
ELISAs and LFDs for the quantitative and qualitative analysis of peanuts.
Soy & Sesame Testing
ELISAs and LFDs for the quantitative analysis of soy.
Tree Nut Testing
Fast and highly sensitive analysis performed in a certified lab, including almonds, cashews, hazelnuts, pine nuts, macadamia nuts, pistachios, and walnuts, and pine nuts.
ELISAs and LFDs for the quantitative and qualitative analysis of wheat.
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Fill Out Lab Submission Form
After we receive your payment, we will email you our
Lab Submission Form.
Please fill out the form and include it with your samples.
Ship Your Samples and Form
You will need to ship 2oz of finished product to our lab.
FedEx or UPS / 1 or 2 day air
No glass containers, please
If refrigerated, pack with cold packs
Include your completed Lab Submission Form.
We will email your results and explanation
You will receive a lab report showing your results at the end of each testing point and an explanation provided by our staff Microbiologist.
Please allow 12 business days.
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Food Allergen Testing & Report
We conduct a complete analysis to detect any traces of specified allergen in an ISO certified lab. You will receive your results in a PDF file
Explanation of Results
Our senior chemist will provide an explanation of your findings, making your lab report easy to understand.
What is ELISA Method of Allergen Testing?
The Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA) method is a commonly used allergen testing method that allows for the identification and quantification of specific allergens in food and other samples. ELISA is different from other types of allergen testing methods, such as lateral flow assays or PCR, as it is highly sensitive, specific, and able to quantify the amount of allergen present.
ELISA works by utilizing specific antibodies that recognize and bind to a specific allergen. The sample is mixed with these antibodies, and if the allergen is present, it will bind to the antibodies. A secondary antibody is then added that recognizes and binds to the first antibody, creating a sandwich of allergen, primary antibody, and secondary antibody. This sandwich is then detected by a colorimetric or chemiluminescent reaction that produces a signal that is proportional to the amount of allergen present.
The accuracy of ELISA testing depends on the specificity and sensitivity of the antibodies used, as well as the quality and cleanliness of the samples being tested. ELISA is highly specific, meaning that it can identify and quantify specific allergens, such as peanuts or shellfish, in complex matrices like food products. However, cross-reactivity between different allergens can sometimes occur, leading to false positives or negatives.
Overall, ELISA is a highly accurate and effective method for allergen testing. Its ability to quantify the amount of allergen present makes it a valuable tool in determining the severity of allergic reactions and ensuring the safety of food products for individuals with allergies. However, it is important to note that ELISA testing is just one tool in a suite of allergen testing methods and should be used in combination with other tests and best practices for allergen management to ensure the safety of food products.
Is food allergen testing necessary to confirm the presence or absence of allergens in my product?
If any of your ingredients contain allergens, you should assume that your final product will contain those same allergens. If you suspect the presence of allergens from another source, such as the manufacturing environment, you should have food allergen testing done on your final food product. This is especially true if you will be promoting the fact that your product does not have any of these allergens present.
Does the cost cover all the allergens I want to test for?
No. The food allergen test covers testing for one allergen. If you want to test for more allergens, the cost will be an additional $200 per allergen.
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