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: There are many companies who provide equipment for making diagnostic LFAs. The LFA device is a test strip inside a plastic housing. This housing can have two or more ports for sample analysis. The strips have five components which include: 1) plastic backing with adhesive and release liner, 2) sample pad, 3) conjugate pad, […]

INTRODUCTION: Relatively few multiplex lateral flow immunoassays (LFIAs) are available today for detecting viral pathogens, primarily due to technical and manufacturing hurdles. However, several of these assays are being developed. The detection of antibodies against more than one agent is probably the easiest type of multiplex assay to manufacture. The key components of such assays […]

INTRODUCTION: Lateral flow immunoassays (LFIAs) are an important component in point-of-care patient diagnostics. More LFIAs are being developed every year, driven by the need of rapid, low-cost information in a patient or hospital setting. Presented in this note will be the overall advantages and disadvantages to LFIAs, as well as new research to improve the […]