Allergen Tests for Food
Food allergies are a health issue that affects millions of people worldwide. An allergic reaction to food happens when our immune system treats certain proteins as if they were foreign material. Depending on the exposure to the substance and the severity of the allergy, consequences can vary from a simple skin rash or itch in the mouth to anaphylactic shock and
death. Food labelling regulations require companies to highlight the presence of allergens on the packaging, whether as one of the main ingredients or as a possible presence.
We offer a broad range of highly specific and sensitive assays for the major food allergens, including lateral flow tests, ELISA and real-time PCR.