What is the University of Illinois’ role in the SHIELD program?
SHIELD Illinois is a COVID-19screening testing program and infrastructure designed to help safely open schools, protect workplaces, and save lives. This specific test was designed by University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign researchers and was ...
How reliable are covidSHIELD test results?
In a recent study, the saliva test was shown to have a specificity of 98.9% and a sensitivity of 95.8%. The FDA-authorized covidSHIELD test targets three highly conserved regions of the viral genome for detection. High specificity offered by ...
I tested positive with covidSHIELD and negative with nasal PCR or other test. Which result is correct?
Not all PCR tests are the same. They run on different PCR instruments, use different reagents, look for different genes, etc. etc. For example, the covidSHIELD saliva test is more reliable overall compared to self-collected nasal specimens. Nasal PCR ...
How can I access my child's results?
Parents or guardians can access the results of their dependent minor enrolled in SHIELD Illinois program by creating an account in the parent's name and connecting to the existing record of the dependent minor by matching four unique identifiers of ...
Where can a patient get help with portal login issues or other questions?
Our patient support line is staffed 24/7 to handle all patient inquiries including passport resets, login errors, adding new testing locations or agencies to existing accounts, merging duplicate accounts, correcting email addresses, and all similar ...