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.
Where can I find more information about the science behind the covidSHIELD test?
We sincerely wish we could personally answer every question that we receive about the testing process, the science behind the test, misconceptions in the media, and everything else. It just isn’t possible. Below, you will find information about our ...
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 ...
Why do I need to provide the Patient Roster information?
o SHIELD Illinois needs this information to create patient records in our EMR software PnC. Once records are created, patients may test.Why do I need to provide student emails? o IDPH requires demographic and contact information to assist with ...
Can I schedule a test for myself?
SHIELD Illinois does not offer individual testing. However, individuals can get tested using the covidSHIELD test by SHIELD Illinois through the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) community testing sites. The list of sites and times can be ...