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Colloidal Gold and Other Labels for Lateral Flow Immunoassays

  • Peter ChunEmail author
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Introduction

Lateral flow immunoassays have seen widespread applications, as witnessed by a compendium of reviews in the literature. In this chapter, the author describes some of the labels that have been successfully commercialized and surveys others that appear to be promising. The discussions are equally applicable to nucleic acid lateral flow immunoassays. More emphasis has been put on the sections on colloidal gold because of its popularity and because of the author’s background. Compared to other chapters in this book, the current chapter describes more detailed procedures. Hopefully, the reader can utilize some of the protocols without having to resort to the original literature.

The development of labels or markers for lateral flow immunoassays has gone hand in hand with the advances in detection methodology and instrumentation. Very sensitive assays using fluorescent and luminescent labels have appeared in recent years, initially as non-membrane-based heterogeneous or...

Keywords

Colloidal Gold Capture Zone Paramagnetic Particle White Phosphorus Enzyme Label 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.EASE Laboratories Inc.South San Francisco

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