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I called and order a gluten flow through test from http://www.elisa-tek.com/ and they told me that this new product is coming soon. What I ordered is generally not for personal use, but the lady I spoke with said that any day now they will have test strips that you can use for personal use to test for gluten. They said it was in response to celiacs who want to test food themselves. I don't know alot of detail except they would be in packs of 5, 10, 25 and she said they would be affordable. She said they will also have website ordering which at this time they don't have. Should be interesting to see how the product works, sensitivity etc. She said when it's available it will be on the website.

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That is so interesting! Hmm, I wonder if it could be used for beauty products and cleaning products too.


Emily- Diagnosed with Celiac in 2007, Gluten-free Casein-free/Organic Diet

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That is so interesting! Hmm, I wonder if it could be used for beauty products and cleaning products too.

The way she described them it sounded like you would be able to. I was just thinking today I wish I had them because I had something last night that I'm suspect of and I wish I could test it. These strips would be great for tracking back things to see just what you reacted to. I was also thinking there's this chinese restaurant that I would love to try that says they can do gluten free, but I'm always very cautious so haven't tried it. With these test strips I could get takeout for all of us and test it at home to be sure it's o.k. I can see how this would open up so many more possibilities for us since I now have 4 of us that have to avoid gluten. I'm anxious to see how sensitive they are and how well they will work...

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I hope these become available soon. It would be a dream come true for us, wonder what will happen when we all start testing stuff, meds in particular, and we start making phone calls. Hmmmmm


Courage does not always roar, sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying

"I will try again tommorrow" (Mary Anne Radmacher)

Diagnosed by Allergist with elimination diet and diagnosis confirmed by GI in 2002

Misdiagnoses for 15 years were IBS-D, ataxia, migraines, anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia, parathesias, arthritis, livedo reticularis, hairloss, premature menopause, osteoporosis, kidney damage, diverticulosis, prediabetes and ulcers, dermatitis herpeformis

All bold resoved or went into remission in time with proper diagnosis of Celiac November 2002

 Gene Test Aug 2007

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0303

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0303

Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 3,3 (Subtype 9,9)

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I called and order a gluten flow through test from http://www.elisa-tek.com/ and they told me that this new product is coming soon. What I ordered is generally not for personal use, but the lady I spoke with said that any day now they will have test strips that you can use for personal use to test for gluten. They said it was in response to celiacs who want to test food themselves. I don't know alot of detail except they would be in packs of 5, 10, 25 and she said they would be affordable. She said they will also have website ordering which at this time they don't have. Should be interesting to see how the product works, sensitivity etc. She said when it's available it will be on the website.

How much was it? And if it is not for personal use yet what is it for?

What a blessing that would be......

Thx,

Jason

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I called and order a gluten flow through test from http://www.elisa-tek.com/ and they told me that this new product is coming soon. What I ordered is generally not for personal use, but the lady I spoke with said that any day now they will have test strips that you can use for personal use to test for gluten. They said it was in response to celiacs who want to test food themselves. I don't know alot of detail except they would be in packs of 5, 10, 25 and she said they would be affordable. She said they will also have website ordering which at this time they don't have. Should be interesting to see how the product works, sensitivity etc. She said when it's available it will be on the website.

I'm not quite clear on how this would work. I can understand swirling the strip around in your Jamba Juice, but how would you check a salad or a bag of chips or a rice cake or . . . . ??? If the gluten protein were on the surface of a rice cake, you could tall if there was cross contamination, but what if it wasn't? What if it was on the inside? How could you touch every surface of every piece of lettuce in a salad? Or every surface of every french fry? Shake the strip up in the bag of chips and let the chips fall where they may? :lol:

You get my point. I wish the darn protein would fluoresce under a black light or do something unique when exposed to a certain energy wave length.

Sigh. Wishful thinking.


Sandi ~ learning to live in a world obsessed and infested with wheat.

"You don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows" probably was not referring to us . . .

"For the love of money gluten is a root of all sorts of evil, and some by longing for it have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs." (apologies to 1 Timothy 6:10 (NASB)

The person we most dislike is still a soul for whom Christ died. (David Jeremiah)

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I'm not quite clear on how this would work. I can understand swirling the strip around in your Jamba Juice, but how would you check a salad or a bag of chips or a rice cake or . . . . ??? If the gluten protein were on the surface of a rice cake, you could tall if there was cross contamination, but what if it wasn't? What if it was on the inside? How could you touch every surface of every piece of lettuce in a salad? Or every surface of every french fry? Shake the strip up in the bag of chips and let the chips fall where they may? :lol:

You get my point. I wish the darn protein would fluoresce under a black light or do something unique when exposed to a certain energy wave length.

Sigh. Wishful thinking.

I, too, am interested. BUT... do I whip out the test strip at a restaurant during a business lunch/dinner? And then send the meal back if it registers positive for gluten?

I would say it won't eliminate cross-contamination and accidents. It would be more useful as a parlor-trip or to check some home-cooking ingredients. So, I'd probably buy it but it's not perfect.

~Laura


Diagnosed by biopsy 2/12/07. Negative blood tests. Gluten-free (except for accidents) since 2/15/07. DQ2.5 (HLA DQA1*05:DQB1*0201)

Son, age 18, previously delayed growth 3rd percentile weight, 25th percentile height (5'3" at age 15). Negative blood work. Endoscopy declined. Enterolab positive 3/12/08. Gene results: HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0201 HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0503 Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 2,1(Subtype 2,5) Went gluten-free, casein-free 3/15/08. Now 6'2" (Over six feet!) and doing great.

"Great difficulties may be surmounted by patience and perseverance." Abigail Adams (1744-1818) 2nd First Lady of the United States

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You get my point. I wish the darn protein would fluoresce under a black light or do something unique when exposed to a certain energy wave length.

me too :)

I, too, am interested. BUT... do I whip out the test strip at a restaurant during a business lunch/dinner? And then send the meal back if it registers positive for gluten?

that's something i was wondering myself....

i actually had a coworker mention something like this "oh, wouldn't it be nice for you if they invented something that could detect gluten" and i laughed, cuz i was reading this post last night :)


Sweetfudge

Born and raised in Portland, OR; Currently living in Provo, UT

Gluten-free since June 2006

Also living with Hypoglycemia since 1991

Dairy-free for good since summer 2008

Started IBS diet and probiotics at GI's recommendation - Fall 2008

Also avoiding: potatoes, beans, crucifers, popcorn, most red meat, coconut milk :(

Started eating a Paleo diet Spring 2011. Love it!

The grass is always greener where you water it.

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I'm thinking such a strip could be used to detect a glutening, like to rule out other reactions. In other words, use it like a pregnancy test? Or would gluten only show in the other stuff? :ph34r:

I can't believe I'm even thinking this.


A spherical meteorite 10 km in diameter traveling at 20 km/s has the kinetic energy equal to the calories in 550,000,000,000,000,000 Twinkies.

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I'm thinking such a strip could be used to detect a glutening, like to rule out other reactions. In other words, use it like a pregnancy test? Or would gluten only show in the other stuff? :ph34r:

I can't believe I'm even thinking this.

From the original post, I believe the strips are for testing food before you eat it, not after! :lol::P


Sandi ~ learning to live in a world obsessed and infested with wheat.

"You don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows" probably was not referring to us . . .

"For the love of money gluten is a root of all sorts of evil, and some by longing for it have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs." (apologies to 1 Timothy 6:10 (NASB)

The person we most dislike is still a soul for whom Christ died. (David Jeremiah)

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From the original post, I believe the strips are for testing food before you eat it, not after! :lol::P

Yeah, I have the same impression, but I like thinking creatively :)


A spherical meteorite 10 km in diameter traveling at 20 km/s has the kinetic energy equal to the calories in 550,000,000,000,000,000 Twinkies.

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Why not just stick with whole foods? Im not going to whip out a blender in a restaurant and puree my food with water and then test it. You take a chance whenever you eat out or eat questionable foods or foods you didnt make yourself. These tests wont change anything.

I would only find them useful for liquids like rice milk. If I drank rice milk.

If a food makes you sick, do you need to test it? Why not, dont eat that food again?

Just me. Another way for a greedy company to make money off of silk folks......


GLUTEN FREE 4/4/08. LEGUME/SOY FREE 5/15/08. YEAST FREE. CORN FREE. GRAIN FREE. DAIRY FREE. I am eating all meats, eggs, veggies, fruits, squash, nuts and seeds. I just keep getting better every day. :)

Do not let any of the advice given here substitute for good medical care. Let this forum be a catalyst for research. Find support for any post in here before you believe it to be true. Arm yourself with knowledge. Let your doctor be your assistant. Listen to their advice, but follow your own instincts as well. Miracles are within your reach. You can heal!

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TIME OUT!!! ShayF I have tested a boat load of different items with this test kit and it has worked flawlessly every time. This is NOT a greedy company. This test kit has been a Godsend to those of us who are extremely gluten sensitive. I don't want ANY gluten in my system if I can avoid it. Besides, I can't even take just a little bit of gluten.....Sick for days......I don't test everything that goes in my mouth or on my body, but I do test new products that I want to use for a baseline of seeing if they are OK. And I like variety, this gluten deal is so limited. If the technology is available to test for gluten (and it does) Why not use it and know for sure? Especially if it is a product that you want to use everyday? I'll give a prime example....I had this mystery glutening occurring and could not for the life of me figure it out. I had (by elimination) narrowed it down to something during my shower. I use a bar of soap to shave with in the shower (My logic is to limit the amount of products/ingredients to as little as possible and hopefully lesson the odds of gluten exposure) when I would get finished, within 20 minutes I would get a gluten reaction. Some soap would get in the corners of my mouth. So I tested my bar of organic soap and sure enough, high positive for gluten. Nothing in the ingredients at all even gave a hint of gluten. This is a product I was using EVERY single day! I was getting glutened off of a particular paper plate for crying out loud. What a sad state of affairs this board has turned into in my opinion. This is America and we do have freedom of speech, but I don't understand flaming a product/company when you don't have a clue? Man oh Man.......Mike

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Mike, as nask mentioned there are a few different test strips. Which kind do you use? Actually, I think the test strips would be great to use. I wouldn't use it all the time. I think they would work well if say you ate five different foods one day, thinking each to be gluten-free. You get sick anyway and don't know which food made you sick. This test may be able to rule it out for you. I've been in that situation before. Instead of doing a challenge and risking being sick, I just won't eat the food again and still don't know what made me sick.


Jenny

(Texas girl in AZ)

Diag: 2/2008

Bloodwork - positive, 2/19/08

Biopsy - positive, 2/26/08

Colonoscopy - clean as a whistle!, 2/27/08

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Mike, as nask mentioned there are a few different test strips. Which kind do you use? Actually, I think the test strips would be great to use. I wouldn't use it all the time. I think they would work well if say you ate five different foods one day, thinking each to be gluten-free. You get sick anyway and don't know which food made you sick. This test may be able to rule it out for you. I've been in that situation before. Instead of doing a challenge and risking being sick, I just won't eat the food again and still don't know what made me sick.

Hi Jenny, The link to the company that I use is on the first post of this topic Elisa Technology. I was told the last time I ordered kits, that they soon will have a new dedicated web site just for the test kits and I agree, these work good for testing a new product and then back tracking if you need too (post glutening). It has been shocking for me to say the least at the number of products that test gluten positive but also lots of other favorites that test negative. And I'll say this for the record again....I am not affiliated with this company in any way. Just know a great product when I see it...... All the best, Mike

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Just me.

I didnt come in to question their accuracy AT ALL. They ARE another company making money off of sick people whether the product works or not. The gluten-free industry is growing by leaps and bounds and we are price gouged at the check out lane EVERY day!! The gluten-free industry is greedy.....very greedy indeed.

I am happy to see your opinion. Everyone has value even if we dont agree with what they say.


GLUTEN FREE 4/4/08. LEGUME/SOY FREE 5/15/08. YEAST FREE. CORN FREE. GRAIN FREE. DAIRY FREE. I am eating all meats, eggs, veggies, fruits, squash, nuts and seeds. I just keep getting better every day. :)

Do not let any of the advice given here substitute for good medical care. Let this forum be a catalyst for research. Find support for any post in here before you believe it to be true. Arm yourself with knowledge. Let your doctor be your assistant. Listen to their advice, but follow your own instincts as well. Miracles are within your reach. You can heal!

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Apparently there's a few different test strips available online at http://www.foodtestkit.com. Anyone have thoughts on which they might use?

This is so funny, because I've been thinking someone should invent something like this! Looks like they already have! I was picturing something like the lead testing strips they sell at the home improvement stores. Funny. Guess now I can't take credit for thinking it up first. :P


Symptoms started ~1993

2008: had allergy testing done at naturopath, positive for gluten

Bloodwork 3/17/08: positive

Upper endoscopy & biopsy 5/19/08: positive for celiac

Gluten Free since 6/1/08

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As the new kid I can't help but agree with Jenny. Having something to test for foods that have "flavorings"or "spices"or ? So many names and definitions- terms for gluten. Anything that would make this sometimes daunting task easier is really appreciated. Also, whole foods are great but we are already limited to what is safe for us to eat why would I want to limit myself even further when there are gluten-free foods that are safe and healthy. Thanks to all that offer these helpful alternatives- shout-out to Mike Yeh Baby!

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I was getting glutened off of a particular paper plate for crying out loud. What a sad state of affairs this board has turned into in my opinion. This is America and we do have freedom of speech, but I don't understand flaming a product/company when you don't have a clue? Man oh Man.......Mike

Mike, a paper plate? Can you verify that that paper plate contained gluten? Live by whatever means you need to, but when it comes to product verification on this site, prepare to back it up with fact.

Feel free to voice your opinion, but don't be surprised when other may disagree. Disagreement should not be viewed as a personal insult to a person or a product.


Lisa

Gluten Free - August 15, 2004

"Not all who wander are lost" - JRR Tolkien

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"Mike, a paper plate? Can you verify that that paper plate contained gluten? Live by whatever means you need to, but when it comes to product verification on this site, prepare to back it up with fact."

Paper plate.

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"Paper plate" :blink:

I have been gluten-free for over eight years, and in that time I have never encountered a paper product that contained gluten. Not one. I have also not found any case where the stories about the adhesives holding paper products to the rolls were substantiated.

If you have any hard evidence to support your allegation, please provide it for us.


Peter

Diagnosis by biopsy of practically non-existent villi; gluten-free since July 2000. I was retested five years later and the biopsy was normal. You can beat this disease!

Type 1 (autoimmune) diabetes diagnosed in March 1986

Markham, Ontario (borders on Toronto)

Celiac.com - Celiac Disease Board Moderator since 2007

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"Paper plate" :blink:

I have been gluten-free for over eight years, and in that time I have never encountered a paper product that contained gluten. Not one. I have also not found any case where the stories about the adhesives holding paper products to the rolls were substantiated.

If you have any hard evidence to support your allegation, please provide it for us.

Nor have I Peter.


Lisa

Gluten Free - August 15, 2004

"Not all who wander are lost" - JRR Tolkien

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