COVID Essential

To support your COVID-19 testing efforts, Color provides all the essentials. If your organization qualifies, you’ll be able to order test kits, ship samples to Color, and have results available within 1-3 days.

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Authorized healthcare providers:
Order COVID-19 test kits online. Get results you can trust, fast.

Included in Your COVID Essential Test Kits

Test kits provide what you need to collect a sample, including tubes, swabs, patient takeaway cards, safety and use information about our kits, and instructions for collecting, storing, and shipping samples.

EUA from FDA for LAMP COVID-19 Testing Technology

Color uses nucleic acid amplification techniques (LAMP and RT-PCR) to detect the presence of SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA, collected in nasopharyngeal, oropharyngeal and anterior nares swabs.

Samples Processed in CAP and CLIA-Certified Lab

Color’s laboratory has been accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP) and has Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) certification.

FAQs

What type of test do you offer?

Color uses nucleic acid amplification techniques (LAMP and RT-PCR) to detect the presence of SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA, collected in nasopharyngeal, oropharyngeal and anterior nares swabs.

What’s the minimum number of tests I can order? What’s the maximum?

The minimum number of tests you can order is 50. For reference, test kits are shelf stable at room temperature for an extended period of time. There is no maximum number, but there may be an extended lead time in certain cases.

What type of sample collection do you support?

As part of our testing kits, we provide anterior nares (AN) swabs, which are near-nostril and non-invasive. All samples must be monitored or administered by a clinician.

What’s the turnaround time for receiving results?

Typically within 1-3 days. Turnaround time is the usual number of hours from the time a specimen is accessioned at the laboratory to when the result is released to the participant and ordering provider.

If I’m an employer, can I receive results directly?

If the ordering physician is from your company, he or she will receive the results. Otherwise, we can provide a HIPAA authorization template for physicians to give information directly to authorized entities.

What is the time frame for implementation?

Once you sign our agreement and your ordering physician is verified, we can ship your COVID-19 test materials to you the next day.

Helpful Resources

Getting Started

Setup needed:

  • A laptop or tablet capable of running a modern browser (Chrome, Safari, Firefox)
  • Onsite staff with administrative access to Color’s Digital Intake App:
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Support

Questions about the COVID Essential Program: Email us at covidessential@color.com 

Results-related inquiries, including dashboard questions: Email us at support@color.com or call 844-352-6567 from 6 AM – 5 PM Pacific Time.

Need more kits?

Let us know at www.color.com/covid-contact.