How does GlutenDetect work? 

It is similar to a COVID or pregnancy test. If you have consumed gluten, a red line will appear in the test zone (T) alongside a green line in the control zone (C). If you have not consumed gluten, only a green line will appear in the control zone (C). The result is obtained in 15-30 minutes.

Which one should I use, the stool test or the urine test?

For monitoring a Gluten-Free Diet, both of them are equally effective. According to the Spanish Society of Celiac Disease, for effective control of a Gluten-Free Diet, 3 urine tests or 2 stool tests should be conducted within the same week every 3 or 6 months.

The urine test can detect gluten 2-15 hours after ingestion, while the stool test can detect it 1-6 days after ingestion.

How much gluten do I need to consume to get a positive result?

The test can detect intakes from 50 mg gluten/day, which is the smallest amount of gluten that is harmful to celiac patients according to scientific consensus.

What do I do if I get a positive result?

Check your eating habits to detect the origin of the gluten transgression.

Is a medical prescription necessary?

No, it is not a diagnostic test.

I don´t have any celiac disease symptoms. Why should I use the test?

This is one of the most common errors we come across. Recent clinical studies show that more than 70% of coeliac patients who do not have symptoms present atrophy (damage) of the intestinal mucosa. Although many patients’ base compliance with their diet on the absence of symptoms, they may still have been ingesting gluten without knowing it. These small intakes are only detectable through gluten fragments excreted in stool and urine.

It is important to know that minimum amounts of gluten causes intestinal damage to celiac patients. GlutenDetect checks for this silent consumptions of gluten and helps you locate where they may be coming from.

How can unnoticed gluten intakes affect my small intestine?

The damage caused by small and continuous intakes of gluten is cumulative and in the long term prevents the recovery of the intestinal mucosa. This damage causes villi to lose their ability to absorb nutrients and increases the probability of future more serious diseases such as lymphomas, autoimmune diseases and bone weakness.

How should I store GlutenDetect?

GlutenDetect should be stored at room temperature.

How often do we recommend using GlutenDetect?

The Spanish Society of Celiac Disease recommends measuring 3 urine samples in the same week, preferably one of them on the weekend, using the last urine of the day or the first urine of the morning. Alternatively, you can measure 2 stool samples 3-4 days apart in the same week.

According to recent clinical studies, 97% of celiac patients who get negative results in all tests do not show intestinal damage.

A faint red line appeared on my test, does it mean that the result is negative or positive?

The test is qualitative. A red line, regardless of its intensity, indicates the presence of gluten and a positive result.

I would like to know more about the amount of contamination that a celiac patient can suffer per year. Are there studies about it?

According to various studies, gluten ingestion, whether voluntary or involuntary, is common among celiac patients. It is estimated that nearly 90% of celiacs may ingest gluten at least once a month.

Following a gluten-free diet every day is challenging, but it is important to assess the level of gluten exposure in daily habits or changing environmental circumstances (for example: after eating out).

If I take any medication, can it interfere with the result?

No drug interference has been detected to date.

Are my children following the appropriate gluten-free diet at school?

To determine if your children are following an appropriate gluten-free diet at school, we recommend using a urine test that can detect gluten 2-15 hours after ingestion, or a stool test that can detect gluten 1-6 days after ingestion.