FAQ’s

Where are the Jan. 8 Ames testing locations?

  • Ames community:
    • Scheman Building (ground floor), Iowa State University, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. (view map)
  • ISU Employees and Students
    • General Services Building (CC179), Iowa State University, 7:30-9:30 a.m (Site at capacity)
    • Union Drive Community Center (Room 136), Iowa State University, 10 a.m.-noon (Site at capacity)
    • Scheman Building (ground floor), Iowa State University, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. (view map)

Can I still participate that day if I did not sign up in advance?
Yes. We encourage you to register in advance, this helps us make sure that we have enough tests on the day of the event. However, if you decide to do so that day- come to Scheman and let us know you had not pre-registered. You will wish to allow a little extra time to register, but we will get you set up!

Who is eligible to participate?
Participation is limited to asymptomatic individuals 18 years and older. If you are symptomatic, contact your health care provider about testing options.

Will my personal data and privacy be protected and secure?
Yes.

Is this test accurate?
Yes. The sensitivity of this test is similar to many widely used PCR tests designed to measure SARS-CoV-2 nucleic acid. This test has a limit of detection of 250 copies per swab.

How will the results be reported?
Results will be returned electronically to all participants within 24-48 hours.
All ‘detected’ results will also be reported to the applicable state department of health or other applicable government agency as required by law.