Where can I find more information about the science behind the covidSHIELD test?
Where can I get more information about a test result from SHIELD?
You should consult with your healthcare provider or local health department. SHIELD does not provide any information beyond positive, negative, inconclusive, and invalid results.
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 ...
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 ...
Is the covidSHIELD test authorized by the FDA?
Yes! The covidSHIELD test has had FDA Emergency Use Authorization ("EUA") since March 1st, 2021. The EUA was updated to increase the scope of the test on April 2nd, 2021. Information about the covidSHIELD EUA from the FDA can be found here: Most ...