Unobserved Testing: Can you explain "Your sample must be returned on the same day it was collected?"
You should collect your specimen as close to the time you will be delivering it to the collection location as possible. However, you may collect your specimen up to 23 hours before dropoff as long as it is in the closed vial and stored at room temperature.
How much time should be spaced between patients?
If the ventilation of the testing site is good, then minimal time is needed.
How to activate your Self Collected covidSHIELD Kit in the PnC Portal.
This article provides instructions on activating a self collected covidSHIELD test kit in the patent portal. Step 1 Navigate to https://shieldillinoisportal.pointnclick.com and login into your account. Step 2 On the main menu, click “Self Collection ...
How often should we be testing?
Testing at least twice a week maximizes SHIELD’s ability to find infections early and break the transmission chain. However, if contact tracing is strong at your location, weekly testing can be effective. The more frequently someone is tested, the ...
How does the testing process work?
The test is self-administered and non-invasive. After checking in with a collection site staff member, you will receive a vial to deposit a small amount of saliva into. Then, you place the vial in a collection rack and leave the collection site.
Campus Recreation Center East (CRCE) Community Testing Location FAQs
What type of testing is done at CRCE? The test done at CRCE is provided by SHIELD Illinois. Prior to taking a test, refrain from eating/drinking/smoking 60 minutes before testing. SHIELD Illinois testing supplies will be used and tests will be ...