Frequently Asked Testing Questions

Frequently Asked Testing Questions

Q: How do I interpret my results?

A: Information for the LAMP testing at Rice, is included below.


Q: When and where is the LAMP testing available?

A: The LAMP test is administered in Space Science Rm. 106. Hours of operation are: Sunday through Wednesday from 8:00 am until Noon and then on Thursdays from 3:00 pm until 7:00 pm.


Q: I did not receive my results or I’m having trouble getting into my results email what should I do?

A: Please check Proofpoint spam filter to see if your results email captured there


Q: Can the LAMP Test be used for travel clearance?

A: No, the LAMP Test is administered under university surveillance testing guidelines and cannot be used for travel clearance. Please contact your primary care provider or an urgent care clinic to receive a PCR test for travel clearance.


Q. I received an email with my test results but I cannot access them. What do I do?

A: Please email covidlamp@rice.edu.


Q: If someone is fully vaccinated, should they continue to test regularly if coming to campus?

A: If you have already updated your status to fully-vaccinated on the Rice Vaccine Status Form, then you no longer need to test. If you have not already done so, please update your status.


Q: If I receive a positive result what should I do?

A: Students should contact Student Health Services. Employees should contact their primary care physician for an appointment immediately. Employees who are positive should not come to work. Please notify your supervisor of your work absence.


Q: How do I schedule a test?

A: Schedule a test here


Q: Where do I test on campus?

A: The university has partnered with Rice University professor Dr. Rebecca Richards-Kortum on LAMP tests which began this spring and is now in Space Science Room 106. The LAMP test is run on a saliva sample.

For more, specific, information about LAMP testing, please click this link.


Q: Can I schedule a test today?

A: Tests must be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance. LAMP tests are available Sunday through Thursday.


Q: Can I provide test results from an outside organization?

A: All active students, staff, and faculty must be tested at Rice unless approved by their supervisor.


Q. What should I bring to my test?

A: You should bring a copy of your appointment printed or electronically that has your QR Code on it. A Government-issued ID, along with your Rice University ID card. If you have not received your Rice ID please be sure to note your Rice netID.