Lupine ELISA Kit

  • Created on the 10 October, 2017.


Lupine ELISA kit is designed for analysing quantitative amounts of lupine (lupin and lupinus) in food (such as sausage, ketchup, potato products, juices and bakery products). This assay has a minimum analytical sensitivity limit of 0.2 ppm.


Lupine (also referred to as lupin or lupinus) belongs to the genus of legume family, which includes over 200 different species. The lupin seed contains a high fraction of proteins (approx. 35-45%) and these proteins (mainly α-, β- and γ-conglutin fractions) usually lead to allergic reactions because of their cross reactivity to allergens of peanut and soya. Lupine is frequently in dietary products, in particular for individuals that are allergic to milk, patients with celiac disease and vegetarians. During many food production processes there are three sweet lupine species which are often used: Lupinus angustifolius, Lupinus luteus and Lupinus albus. The presence of lupine allergins in foods can lead to critical problems to people that are allergic to lupin. Even very low levels can result in an allergic reaction and in severe cases can lead to anaphylactic shock. Lupine ELISA kit offer a very highly sensitive detection method for lupine and lupine-residues in bakery products, sausage, potato products, juices and ketchup. Due to high cross-reactivity, the following assay is suitable for measuring all commonly used lupine species.


The minimum detection sensitivity level of lupin and lupinus derivatives current current lupine ELISA kit was 0.2 ppm. The standard range for this assay is 2.0 – 30.0 ppm.


  1. Quantitative sandwich ELISA for the determination of lupine (Lupinus spp.) in foods. J Agric Food Chem. (2005) 53 (15): 5866-71. Holden L., et al.
  2. Characterization of IgE binding to lupin, peanut and almond with sera from lupin-allergic patients. Int Arch Allergy Immunol. (2008) 146 (4): 267-76. Holden L., et al.
  3. Validation and comparison of a sandwich ELISA, two competitive ELISAs and a real-time PCR method for the detection of lupine in food. Food Chem. (2013) 141 (1): 407-18. Ecker C., et al.
  4. Novel polyclonal-monoclonal-based ELISA utilized to examine lupine (Lupinus species) content in food products. J Agric Food Chem. (2007) 55 (7): 2536-42. Holden L., et al.
  5. Lupine-induced anaphylaxis. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. (1999) 83 (5): 406-8. Matheu V., et al.
  6. Sandwich enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) for the detection of lupine residues in foods. J Food Sci. (2008) 73 (8): T135-40. Kaw C.H., et al.


  • Full Name: Lupine ELISA Kit
  • Sample Type: Food
  • Sensitivity: 0.2 ppm



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