Soy Microwell

Soy is a member of the legume family, which also includes peas, lentils, beans, and peanuts. Allergy to soy is common, affecting roughly 0.4% of infants and children. In the United States, soybeans are widely used in processed food products, incorporated into many meat products, vegetarian foods, dairy foods, soups, and sauces.

Intended Use

The ELISA SYSTEMS® Soy Residue Detection Kit™ is an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) that may be used to screen food products for the presence of allergenic soy residues introduced into foods via cross-contamination during manufacturing or direct contamination of raw ingredients. This assay is a rapid and reliable test that significantly reduces the time required to screen food products for the presence of soy residues.

Assay Principles

The ELISA SYSTEMS® Soy Residue Detection Kit™ is based on the sandwich enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay format. The food sample is first subjected to an extraction procedure and then tested by ELISA for the presence of soy allergens. The assay detects multiple soy proteins and is based on comparison to soy flour protein concentrations.  The results may be quantified by comparing the test results against results obtained from protein standards supplied in the kit.

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(Product code: ES53210)

Performance Characteristics

Range of Quantification: 2.5 – 25 ppm
Sample Preparation Time: ~15 min
Test period: ~80 min