How long does it take to get my results?
Results should be available within 24-48 hours of when they were received by the lab and can vary from day to day. If you have not received your results in 36 hours from the time they were sent, please contact the patient support line (for individual patients) at (217) 265-6059 the SHIELD Illinois partner helpdesk (testing agencies).
The lab processing your specimen(s) cannot provide you with any information about the status of any specimen or group of specimens including but not limited to if the specimens are even at that particular laboratory.
How long will it take to receive results?
Results should normally be received within 24 hours from the time a sample is received in one of our labs.
What do my results mean?
The covidSHIELD test looks for three markers which are specific to the SARS-CoV-2 virus plus a control substance which is added during the testing process. The results of the test can be interpreted as follows: Negative – The test did not find any of ...
Why did some of the specimens in my manifest result at a different time?
Often you will see some specimens in a manifest result at a different time than the rest of the manifest. There are three primary reasons for this: They were run on different plates A small amount of saliva from each specimen is deposited into a ...
Can I contact the lab for more information?
The laboratories which perform the covidSHIELD test for SHIELD Illinois cannot provide any patient, agency, or any other party any information about covidSHIELD, the laboratory process, SHIELD Illinois, et cetera. The labs also cannot provide any ...
Can I take this test at home?
At the present time, the SHIELD Illinois test must be completed in the testing room under observation of the collection staff. SHIELD must maintain chain of custody due to FDA, EUA, and CLIA lab regulations.