Posters-Accepted Abstracts: J Med Diagn Meth
Lateral flow immune-assays (Rapid tests) are currently used for qualitative, semi quantitative and to some extent quantitative monitoring in resource-poor or non-laboratory environments. Applications include tests on pathogens, drugs, hormones and metabolites in biomedical, phyto-sanitary, veterinary, food and environmental factors. We describe principles of current formats, applications, limitations and perspectives for qualitative monitoring. We illustrate the potentials and limitations of analysis with lateral flow immune-assays using a literature survey and described its strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats.