Q: Do I need a doctor to order or prescribe Gluten Detective for me?
A: Gluten Detective is available for purchase online without any recommendation, and will be shipped directly to your home.
Q: Can I order the test through a lab instead of doing it at home?
A: Presently the test is only available in the rapid, at-home version (Gluten Detective), but may be available in the future as a lab-based, send-in test.
Q: Where can I buy Gluten Detective?
A: Gluten Detective is currently only available for purchase in the US and Canada online at glutendetective.com
Q: How long will it take my order to arrive?
A: All orders will ship via USPS service, taking 2-5 business days for delivery.
Q: How should I store the kits?
A: Kits should be stored at room temperature at all times, so storage in a bathroom drawer or cabinet is ideal. Excessive heat or cold should be avoided, especially for extended periods of time.
Q: Which test should I use, and when or how often?
A: The urine test should be used when a major exposure is suspected in the past day. The stool test
should be used on a regular monitoring basis (weekly, biweekly, monthly) to detect total accumulated
gluten exposure over the previous week. Visit our web page here to learn more about each
test and their performance specifications.
Q: Why would I want to use the stool test? I would prefer to use the urine.
A: The stool test is 10x more sensitive than the urine test because this is how gluten is mostly cleared from the body. A negative urine test should always be followed-up the following day with the stool test to catch anything the urine test may have missed.
Q: The test line on my test is barely visible. Is that still a positive result?
A: Yes, any visible line in the test zone is a positive result, even if weak. If uncertain, conduct a second test to verify. If you used the urine test, check the next day with the stool test for greater sensitivity.
Q: I got a positive result. Now what?
A: See the following web page here for suggestions on dealing with a suspected source of
Q: Is there something wrong with the performance of my test?
A: As long as the ‘Control’ line appears on the test, the test has functioned properly. If the control line does not appear, contact customer service immediately to report the failure, and have the lot number on the bottom of the box kit ready to report to our agents.
Q: How accurate is the Gluten Detective test?
A: The molecule on which the test is based is proven to be >96% specific for gluten fragments and each tests is 90-95+% reliable within their respective time windows and limits of detection (i.e. 2 bites of bread in past day for urine test OR crumb of bread over previous days for stool test).
Q: Is Gluten Detective FDA approved?
A: Gluten Detective has not been evaluated by the FDA although the test has been clinically validated and the technology has been published in top scientific, peer-reviewed journals.
Q: Should I ask my dietitian or other professional about Gluten Detective or share my results with her/him?
A: We are working relentlessly to educate everyone about Gluten Detective, especially dietitians. If they are not aware of Gluten Detective, encourage them to visit our website to learn more. Your results are scientifically sound, so you can be confident when sharing them with anyone.