LFA Rapid Detection Test
Application ID: 99341
This example introduces three different models for a lateral flow assay for the detection of coronavirus antibodies.
These models are as follows:
- 3D model for studying possible symmetries in the spreading of the liquid sample in the test strip.
- The 3D model shows that the flow is essentially 2D.
- Two 2D models are therefore defined in which the adsorption reactions in the test strip are assumed to be located at a) the surface of the test strip and b) distributed along the thickness of the porous layers of the conjugate pad and membrane.
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however, additional products may be required to completely define and model it. Furthermore, this example may also be defined and modeled using components from the following product combinations:
- COMSOL Multiphysics® and
- Chemical Reaction Engineering Module and
- Design Module and
- Subsurface Flow Module
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