Electrochemical sensor for coeliac disease promises easy diagnosis of gluten allergy

07-Mar-2013 - Spain

Researchers have developed the first example of an electrochemical immunosensor for the diagnosis of coeliac disease – a genetically determined specific immune response to the antigens present in gluten.

Electrochemical immunosensors (EIs) are interesting alternatives to conventional immunoassays, such as ELISA tests, since they are more cost effective and easier to use. The newly developed coeliac-disease test has been used on real serum samples and the results found to compare favorably with an ELISA kit.

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