Research finds ways to improve accuracy of Lateral Flow Tests -- MEDICA - World Forum for Medicine

Research finds ways to improve accuracy of Lateral Flow Tests

24.06.2021

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Lateral Flow Devices were introduced late in 2020 on a global scale to help detect novel coronavirus infection in individuals, with test results produced rapidly in half an hour or less. Their potential has been hindered by inadequate sensitivity, with a high number of false-negative results.

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