While traditional PCR-based assay remains as the golden standard for COVID-diagnosis, there is an increasing demand in other methods that enable quicker, easier, and more cost-effective tests. Lateral flow immunoassay (LFA) is an alternative platform that can be used to detect viral antigens in biological samples. Such tests rely on the availability of antibody pairs that can recognize the target antigen with desired specificity and sensitivity. Hundreds of antibodies against N and S proteins have been made available in recent months. Screening this large resource for a suitable pair has become a major speed limiting factor.