FAQ

Explore common questions our partners and customers have asked

EZ Gluten® is very simple. It was designed for industry, but simple enough for home use. Everything you need is included and you have results within 10-15 minutes. You can learn more about successfully running your test in the video here or download the instructions here.

No, EZ Gluten® is only for detecting the presence of gluten in foods, beverages, and surfaces.

No, these are single-use tests.

Yes. Everything you need is small and compact.

Yes. EZ Gluten® is a PTMSM certified method (License #051101). In fact, EZ Gluten® was used by the AOAC to establish the PTMSM requirements for rapid gluten tests and remains the only PTMSM certified gluten test available for home use.
PTMSM (Performance Tested MethodSM) is a rigorous certification offered by the AOAC Research Institute, the organization the advises the FDA on food standards, and is required for tests to be recognized by many gluten-free certification bodies.

EZ Gluten® was developed by ELISA Technologies, Inc. in Gainesville, Florida over 15 years ago, where it remains manufactured without interruption today. Since our founding in 1991, ELISA Technologies has been an independent, privately-owned business dedicated to food safety and our community.

No. The buffers in the Extraction Solution were formulated to deal with a sample size of 0.5-1 g (the amount that fits in the provided spoon). Amounts greater than this can alter the pH of the extract and give false readings on the test.

Once you remove the strip from the test tube hold the test alongside the test identification sheet to read your results.

  • Negative (Gluten is not detected): The red control (C) and red hook (H) lines are present, but there is no red test (T) line.
  • Positive (Gluten is detected): The red control, hook and test lines are all present.
  • High Positive and Very High Positive (High level of gluten): Red control (C) and test (T) lines are present but there is no red hook (H) line.
  • Invalid: There is no red control (C) line present, regardless of the presence of other red lines. In this case, the test must be repeated. Or you may call our office for more information.

EZ Gluten how do I read my test strip FAQ

No. After an extended period of time, and particularly if the strip is allowed to dry out, there will be an artifact that forms along the test line due to the drying out of the conjugated antibody. If you have a valid test at 10 minutes, meaning that the ‘Control’ line is present, then this is the point at which the test should be read.