Who do I ask if I want to include binaxnow testing in my program?
Email your relationship manager.
Does SHIELD Illinois offer Binax (antigen) testing?
The short answer is "yes." The long answer is SHIELD Illinois only provides operational support for BINAX testing for K-12 public schools which are already participating in the SHIELD Illinois covidSHIELD saliva testing program. Overview SHIELD ...
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 ...
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.
Why is saliva collection better than nasal swabbing for testing and collecting?
For a nasal swab, proper sample collection technique is needed to collect a small amount of mucosal material from a specific nasal region, making it error prone. In addition, the process is invasive, and many patients find the process either ...
Who do I ask if I want to add a new user?