Viro Perspectives

Learn more on the topic of Varicella Zoster Virus (VZV) via our ongoing series of clinical posts by David Kilpatrick, PhD and Abbas Vafai, PhD.

INTRODUCTION: Human Herpes Simplex Type 2 (HSV-2) causes a life-long infection and occurs in over 10% of adult individuals. This report details the approach by Goux et al. (2019) to identify HSV-2  infections using a Smartphone to detect the nanophosphor signal of a lateral flow device. DISCUSSION: Lateral flow assays (LFAs) are needed to improve […]

INTRODUCTION: The detection of a single analyte in a lateral flow assay or lateral flow device (LFD) is a common, low cost, rapid diagnostic assay. There is, however, a need to detect more than one analyte in a single assay to further reduce the costs and time involved in the detection of multiple analytes. A […]

INTRODUCTION: Lateral flow assays (LFA) have been used for several decades to detect chemicals, biologically relevant proteins, toxins, metals, and specific disease-related analytes (either bacterial or viral). The low cost and ease of use make these assays ideal for point-of-care diagnostics. One of the disadvantages of LFAs has been that they are prone to false […]