SHIELD FAQ - Does SHIELD inform the patient if a positive result is one of the COVID variants?


No. While our test can detect the presence of COVID-19 in a patient’s sample even if the person is infected with the variant, our test does not confirm which variant is present. Because of this, SHIELD cannot inform the patient on whether the positive is for a variant or not.

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Owner:Tyler C.Group:University of Illinois System
Created:2021-04-15 16:31 CDTUpdated:2021-04-21 14:11 CDT
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