Sesame Test Kits for Lab and On-Site Detection

The sesame is a plant cultivated in tropical regions around the world for its edible seeds. Sesame seeds are one of the oldest known oilseed crops. The extremely high oil content and its nutty flavor makes it a common ingredient in foods all around the world.

Sesame seeds are known to cause serious allergic reactions. Although only a small population is affected by a sesame allergy, many who suffer from other food allergies may also have adverse reactions to sesame.

The cross-contamination of food preparations during production processes is a practical reality. The food industry must use sensitive sesame detection tests in order to protect allergic individuals from the fatal consequences of sesame intake.

Mandatory labeling of sesame in food

In order to protect consumers from the potentially fatal consequences of sesame consumption, allergen labeling is required by law in many countries. Sesame seeds are regulated for example in Canada or Europe (Opens external link in new windowRegulation (EU) No 1169/201).

Fast and highly sensitive sesame analysis

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



Lateral Flow Devices

The AgraStrip® Sesame 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.

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Item No. No. of Tests
AgraStrip® Sesame
10002062 10



The AgraQuant® Sesame 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 Sesame 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® Sesame 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.

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Item No. Quantitation Range Limit of Detection No. of Wells
AgraQuant® Sesame
10002064 2 - 30 ppm 0.2 ppm 48
Item No. Quantitation Range Limit of Detection No. of Wells
AgraQuant® Plus Sesame
10002066 1 - 25 ppm 1 ppm 48


Item No. Product Description
Readers for Result Quantification
10002756 StatFax® ELISA Reader (Awareness Technology, Inc.) Stat Fax® 4700
10002740 800 TS Reader incl. Gen5 SW  (BioTek Instruments Inc.) BioTek® 800 TS Compact Microplate Reader (405, 450, 490 and 630 nm)
10002699 ChroMate® ELISA Reader (Awareness Technology, Inc.) ChroMate® 4300


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