Gurdyal Singh has completed his PhD at the age of 31 years from Panjab University, Chandigarh with CSIR-Junior Research Fellowship & Senior Research Fellowship and working in invitro diagnostics. He is the Production Manager of Diagnocure (India), a premier manufacturer of invitro diagnostic kits. He has published more than 4 papers in reputed.
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, phytosanitary, 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.