RIDA®QUICK Gliadin (ready to swab) can be used as a swab test for the gluten detection on surfaces in the hygiene control and in cleansing waters (CIP water). The test has been developed for the detection of low amounts of gluten (contamination). No high-dose-hook-effect is observed at high concentrations.
Especially airborne cereal dust lead to gliadin contamination in the production. The cleaning of surfaces should be carried out with alcoholic solutions. Thereafter, using swab tests, it is verified if the cleaning of the surfaces was sufficient.
The official type I method for gluten determination according to the Codex Alimentarius is an ELISA which uses the R5 antibody (Mendez). This requirement is fulfilled by RIDASCREEN® Gliadin test (R7001). The RIDA®QUICK Gliadin test strips also use the R5 antibody and show a good correlation with the official method, the R5-ELISA RIDASCREEN® Gliadin. R-Biopharm AG is the only company that is allowed to use the R5 antibody for the test strips.
Watch our video tutorial on how to detect gluten contamination with RIDA®QUICK Gliadin (ready to swab):
|Test format||25 x test strips (single packaged),
25 prefilled vials with ready-to-use sample buffer for 25 determinations
|Incubation time||5 min|
|LOD (Detection limit)||– Surfaces approx. 1.6 – 3 μg gluten / 100 cm2
– Cleansing water (without cleansing reagent): approx. 10 ng / ml gluten
– Cleansing water (with cleansing reagent): approx. 50 – 100 ng / ml gluten