Today I received a free sample of GlutenTox Home Kit (5 tests). Everything in the box looks very tidy and professional. The kit seems to be easy to use to detect gluten in foods and beverages.

I had a very nice conversation with Juan Garcia from Biomedal (manufacturer of the kit) who provided some additional information on the kit’s capabilities. For testing beer the extraction step is also required, hence all kit equipment is needed. With this kit gluten can be detected based on thresholds. To measure down to a level of 5 ppm 10 drops of the extraction solution need to be added to the dilution solution, 4 drops for 10 ppm, 2 drops for 20 ppm and 1 drop for 40 ppm.

Each kit consists of the following:
-a bottle containing extraction solution (yellow cap)
-a bottle containing dilution solution (blue cap)
-a plastic spoon
-a plastic pipette
-a GlutenTox Home stick with another pipette

Here are some pictures of the kit (click on the thumbnails to enlarge).

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