A recent study has found a way to help reduce false-negative results in Lateral Flow Tests by a simple modification.
Using X-ray fluorescence imaging at Diamond, researchers from King’s College London set out to identify what could be causing these false-negative results, and what potential modifications could enable increased accuracy.
They identified that the underlying technology of the Lateral Flow Devices is highly accurate and able to theoretically detect trace amounts of the COVID-19 virus, but the limitations fall to the read-out of the device – the technology used to communicate the result of the test.
The study, published in ACS Materials and Interfaces, suggests several potentially simple modifications to the Lateral Flow Devices that could lead to improved performance.
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