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Color’s Family Testing Program for just $50

If an individual has a mutation, there is a 50% chance that each of
their first-degree relatives has it too. Color offers genetic testing to
parents, siblings, and adult children of people with mutations* for just
$50, rather than the normal $249 price.

*Offer applies only if the mutation in your family is covered by a Color
test currently being offered.

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Why testing relatives is important

Most mutations are inherited from your mother or your father. This means that your relatives on that side of the family may also have the same mutation. Additionally, each of your siblings and each of your children has a 50% chance of inheriting this mutation.

Knowing that you have a mutation allows you and your healthcare provider to create a personalized screening plan, which increases the chance of early detection.

Learning that you haven’t inherited a family mutation is useful information, as well, as it means your children will not inherit it.

How it works

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Provide your positive test results, or those of your relative.

This allows us to verify if the mutation in your family is covered by Color. We accept results from both Color and other clinical labs. You can also submit results from your parent, sibling, or adult child.

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Tell us who your relatives are.

Color’s Family Testing Program extends to biological parents, brothers, sisters, and adult children of those who have tested positive for a mutation covered by Color.

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You and your relatives are notified.

After your application has been approved, the relatives you have listed will receive a special code they can use to purchase the Color test for just $50.

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Relatives purchase their Color test online.

All they need to do is enter their special code, physician information and shipping address. It’s fast, simple, and we’ll ship the kit right to their home.

How to provide a sample

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Common Questions

Most mutations are inherited from your mother or your father. This means that your relatives on that side of the family may also have the same mutation. Additionally, each of your siblings and each of your children has a 50% chance of inheriting this mutation.

Yes, we will confirm mutations from any clinical grade lab (as long as the mutation is in our reportable range). We will also confirm mutations, including in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes, from a direct to consumer test (like 23andme) or a mutation detected by third party analysis of raw data (like Promethease).

A Color employee will evaluate the results you provide to assess your eligibility for Color’s Family Testing Program. We take your privacy very seriously and only collect the information that is needed to provide you with a high-quality experience. Color voluntarily complies with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) requirements regarding protected health information.

Your results are available to you and the healthcare provider who ordered your test, as well as any additional providers you designated. Your results will not be sent by Color to your family member, insurance company, employer, or any other healthcare provider without your explicit request.

If an individual has a mutation, there is a 50% chance that each of their parents, siblings, and children also has the same mutation. To increase access to this important information for the people who are most likely to benefit, Color’s Family Testing Program offers genetic testing to first-degree relatives for just $50, rather than the normal $199 – $249 price.

First-degree relatives include parents, full siblings, and children. Your half-siblings on the side of your family from which you inherited the mutation can also apply for the Color Family Testing Program separately.

Knowing that you have a mutation allows you and your healthcare provider to create a personalized screening plan, which increases the chance of early detection. Learning that you haven’t inherited a family mutation is useful information as well, as it means your children will not inherit it.

If you do not have a copy of your results, you can request them from your healthcare provider who ordered your testing or the lab that conducted it.

When reviewing provided results, we will check to make sure the mutation you or your relative has is within Color’s reportable range. Also, we check to make sure the mutation is classified by Color as pathogenic or likely pathogenic. If you used Color for your testing, you will not need to provide your results, as we already have them.

If you authorize an independent physician belonging to an external network to order Color, you will receive Color Extended. If your own physician ordered Color, they will choose the test type that is appropriate for you. [Learn more about Color’s test types].

 

In the unlikely event that Color classifies your family’s mutation differently than the lab that did the original testing, we will contact you to discuss if you’d like to cancel your Color test for a full refund.

If your genetic testing was done by Color, we already have a copy of your results. Your application process will be expedited.

Family Testing Program

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