Lateral Flow Test Strips: Design Considerations for Optimal Performance
Having been on the market for over 25 years, lateral flow test strips are widely accepted as a format for the development of diagnostic assays. Devices range from simple test strips dipped into a sample to long format tests used with quantitative readers.
Lateral flow test strips are easy to run, often requiring no more than application of a liquid sample, but reliability of performance depends on how consistently the strips are constructed. This involves the materials, the chemistries, the overall design, and the assembly processes.
This on-demand webinar discusses some of the critical features of test strip design that affect the consistency of performance. These are related back to strategies for minimizing variation where possible and managing variation where it must be accepted.