Peanut Test Kits

Peanuts (often called groundnuts) are legumes that produce nut-like fruits within protective shells. They are widely used in food and feed and appear in various forms on our table, such as in Asian dishes, bakery goods, peanut butter or roasted as a snack.

Peanuts are a highly nutritious source of food as they contain high amounts of oil and proteins. Many such proteins in peanuts are known to be allergenic. For people suffering from a peanut allergy, even minor exposure in the nano-gram range can cause immune reactions from mild skin rashes to fatal anaphylactic shock.

As cross-contaminations may occur during food processing, the food industry is required to use sensitive test kits to ensure their products meet the highest levels of food safety.

One of the most prevalent food-related health risks

Peanut allergy is one of the most common food allergies all over the world. The only treatment is a strict and lifelong avoidance of peanuts.
The number of children suffering from peanut allergies appears to have risen over recent years. Studies show that the number of allergic children in the US has more than tripled between 1997 and 2008 (Opens external link in new windowstudy about peanut allergy prevalence). The situation in Canada and the United Kingdom is very similar.

In order to protect consumers from the potentially fatal consequences of peanut intake, allergen labelling is required by law in many countries.

Fast and highly sensitive peanut analysis

The Romer Labs peanut test kit portfolio covers ELISAs and LFDs for the quantitative and qualitative analysis of peanut in environmental samples, rinse waters and finished food products.

AgraStrip

AgraStrip®

Lateral Flow Devices

The AgraStrip® Peanut test kit is a ready-to-use lateral flow device (LFD) for on-site testing. This immunological test allows a rapid analysis of a wide range of food samples within only 11 minutes (including extraction).

AgraStrip® LFDs represent a fast and simple qualitative strip test method in which specific antibodies labeled with colloidal gold are used for visual color development at a test and control zone.

The test kit comes complete with strips, antibody coated incubation vials, extraction tubes, an extraction buffer, surface swabs and additional accessories.

Click on the item number below for more information.

Item No.No. of Tests
AgraStrip® Peanut
COKAL0110AS10
AgraQuant

AgraQuant®

ELISA Tests

The AgraQuant® Peanut test kit is an accurate and reliable enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) in a quantitative format. Results are measured with a specific ELISA reader, such as the StatFax® or the BioTek® reader.

The AgraQuant® Plus Peanut test kit is specifically designed for a more efficient workflow. This test format uses unique extraction capsules that speed up the extraction of allergenic proteins, especially from processed matrices, to barely 1 minute.
Incubation times of the assay are reduced to 3 x 10 minutes, leading to a total assay time of 30 minutes for up to 38 samples.

Both AgraQuant® Peanut test kits are sandwich ELISAs in a ready-to-use format to reduce handling errors and come with a set of 5 standards, extraction solution /capsules, an antibody coated plate, a wash buffer, a conjugate, a substrate and a stop solution.

Click on the item numbers below for more information.

Item No.Quantitation RangeLimit of DetectionNo. of Wells
AgraQuant® Plus Peanut
COKAL0148F1 - 25 ppm0.5 ppm48
Item No.Quantitation RangeLimit of DetectionNo. of Wells
AgraQuant® Peanut
COKAL01481 - 40 ppm0.1 ppm48

 

 

Item No.ProductDescription
Readers for Result Quantification
EQOLE4700StatFax® ELISA Reader (Awareness Technology, Inc.)Stat Fax® 4700
EQOLE1495ELx800 UV Reader (BioTek Instruments Inc.)BioTek® ELx800 UV Absorbance Microplate Reader
EQOLE1408ChroMate® ELISA Reader (Awareness Technology, Inc.)ChroMate® 4300

 

 

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