How will a patient or organization be notified of test results?
How or if a patient or organization will receive results is dependent on the organization type and how it was requested to be configured. For community test sites, the patient will receive their results through the patient portal at portal.shieldillinois.com
and the patient (or their guardian if under 18) will have access to the results. For K-12 schools, results will be accessible via the Point and Click Mass Tester tools at pnc.shieldillinois.com
. Parents may also be able to access results directly via the patient portal but this varies on a school by school basis. For businesses, colleges, and universities, usually the school and the patient will receive the results simultaneously via the Mass Tester tools and patient portal respectively. However, this is determined by the organization when the account is initially configured. If you are part of an organization that tests with SHIELD Illinois and you have questions about who has access to your results, please contact your organization.
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 ...
Who can see a patient's results?
This is an important question. Only you or your parent/guardian, the lab, and the ordering physician have access to an individual’s test results. By law, positive test records are also reported to the relevant public health department(s) for contact ...
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 ...
I tested positive, then negative, then positive again. What should I do?
Repeat testing after the initial positive test is neither required nor recommended. You should rely on your initial positive covidSHIELD test as definitive, take appropriate action to isolate and consult with your health care provider or local health ...