What is the type of test offered by Vault Health/Rutgers through this partnership?

The Vault Health COVID-19 test is used to detect the presence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. The test is performed using the “gold standard” PCR-based testing. The saliva sample method has been shown to be very sensitive and specific and conform highly to nasal swabs.    

The COVID-19 test detects virus on the day the sample was submitted. As such, this test in known as a “point in time” test. An individual can still become infected following a negative test result. It is important that students — in the 14 days following their Vault Health test — take extra care and precaution to minimize contact with others. View this as the beginning of your commitment to the Protect Purdue Pledge and its call to protect yourself, to protect others and to protect the Purdue Community.