Photo gallery The COVID-19 saliva test, step by step
The COVID-19 testing on each of the UW–Madison campus test sites is the same: Sign in with your Safer Badgers app, get the testing kit, submit the saliva sample, and turn it in. The Safer Badgers app is for the campus community to use to manage their testing locations, track their test results and gain access to campus spaces. Have questions? Here are answers to frequently asked questions about Safer Badgers testing.
When arriving at the testing site, student Kingsley Pissang is given testing materials including a vial and a funnel.
Pissang fills a vial. When providing saliva, pool your drool underneath your tongue as you walk or drive to your test site. Think about foods you really like to eat.
Testers must provide between 1 and 1.5 milliliters of saliva
Student Sam Kavajecz uses the Safer Badgers phone app when submitting the saliva test. The app QR code is scanned in.
The bar code on the sample is scanned in.
Finally, the saliva sample must be put in a plastic bag and turned in.
Workers process COVID-19 testing samples at the T3 Shield testing trailer located near the WARF Building. Test results are usually complete within 24 hours.