Through a contract with Vivature — which has partnered with Quidel — Nebraska has already received 1,200 test kits. NU will get Quidel’s Sofia-2 Analyzer machine by the end of this week and expects to incorporate the antigen testing into existing testing protocols by the end of next week.
The antigen test, which can utilize a less-invasive swab in the front of the nose, could be administered to players, coaches and staff the night before a game — in the hotel, for example — and get tested for immediate results at the NAPL.
Having the materials in East Stadium, Lambrecht said, is “a huge advantage” for NU.
Nebraska’s planning to accommodate its opponents, too.
“We’re building our protocol so that it can support two teams on game day,” Lambrecht said.