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Explore Color's Omicron interactive modeling tool

Learn how different testing and vaccination strategies can impact COVID-19 outbreaks in workplaces, universities other group settings.

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How Routine COVID-19 Testing Reduces Infection

See two real-world examples of how COVID-19 spread can be dramatically reduced by routinely testing students and staff.

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Small and Mid-sized Business Return to Workplace Survey

In July 2021, Color surveyed over 200 small and mid-sized business owners and HR leaders to find out how smaller companies are planning to address bringing people back to the workplace.

We asked these business leaders what their stance was on requiring vaccinations, what their plans around COVID-19 testing were, and whether they have a documented return-to-work plan. Here are their responses.

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Learn about the different types of COVID-19 tests available, how each works, and what they can and can’t do.

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5 Best Practices for Safely Bringing Students Back on Campus

After more than a year of disruption, getting students back to campus is a top priority for university administrators. Based on our COVID-19 work with higher education institutions, we’ve developed these five best practices for safely bringing students back on campus in Fall 2021

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Proactive testing in a partially vaccinated population

We used two distinct modeling approaches to address two key questions: At what level of vaccination and/or naturally-acquired immunity are proactive testing programs no longer necessary? What are best practices for tapering off testing efforts?

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Blue Diamond operates safely throughout the pandemic

As COVID-19 rates rose throughout the United States, Blue Diamond needed to find a way for their processing facilities to safely stay open. THEYpartnered with Color to implement a flexible surveillance testing program that let the business operate while keeping employees safe.

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When the pandemic shook the world and community, University of California San Francisco had to reassess how it would continue its mission to advance health and serve the public at every level.

UCSF has always been a model for best practices, and their quick response with Color showed the community the importance of large-scale testing.

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Color implements scaled COVID-19 testing program for Commonwealth of Massachusetts congregate care sites

The Executive Office of Health and Human Services in Massachusetts – which oversees community providers that operate more than 2,600 congregate care sites – partnered with Color to provide testing for each care setting, giving frequent visibility into resident’s COVID-19 status.

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Testing and Vaccines Modeling Tool

Explore the impact vaccination and testing strategies can have on SARS-CoV-2 outbreaks in workplaces, universities and other group settings. This scenario-simulating tool examines how viral testing and vaccination interact to reduce transmission.

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Keeping Campus Safe: Recommended COVID-19 testing strategies

Protecting your campus community will require more than just vaccines. Get our free updated guide to bringing students and staff back safely. You’ll learn everything you need to consider for your safe return plan.

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Designing for Inclusivity in Population Genomics

Learn how and why we changed our intake workflow to enable non-binary and transgender individuals to identify their preferred gender identity in addition to annotating their sex determined at birth.

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COVID-19 Outbreak Model Tool

This interactive modeling tool explores the impact proactive SARS-CoV-2 viral testing can have on mitigating outbreaks in workplaces, universities, and other group settings that involve prolonged, close contact between individuals.

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K-12 School Outbreak Model Tool

The purpose of this model is to provide a scenario-simulating tool that, when used in concert along with other credible sources of information and data, can aid policymakers and administrators in their decisions around school reopening policies.

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CNN’s John King interviews Color CEO about COVID-19 testing

“Making testing accessible is the context for our work with the city of San Francisco, working with local communities to set up programs so that tests can actually make it to the people who need it the most.”

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COVID-19 testing to keep employees safe

CNBC highlights how Color’s “digitally streamlined” COVID-19 testing program is helping Verve Therapeutics and a large group of biotechnology companies keep their employees as safe as possible.

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Color announces $75 million funding round

Fortune Exclusive details $75 million funding round led by T. Rowe Funds and Viking Global Investors.

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Mobilizing Color’s Infrastructure in Response to the COVID-19 Crisis

CEO Othman Laraki discusses mobilizing the company to contribute its clinical testing infrastructure and services to support the emergency response.

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NIH and Color partner on All of Us Research Program

As one of the All of Us Clinical Validation Laboratories, Color is responsible for the return of genomic results for the All of Us Research Program, which aims to recruit one million participants.

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The Population Genomics Platform Playbook

A step-by-step guide outlining the core architectural elements required to implement a successful population genomics program.

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To Get Back to Work, Companies Seek Coronavirus Tests for Workers

“The core tool we have to work with right now is direct covid testing,” said Othman Laraki, CEO of genetic-testing company Color, which is currently managing a testing site for San Francisco first responders as well as other essential city employees.

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TechCrunch: Color receives FDA authorization for speedier COVID-19 test tech

Color has received an EUA from the FDA for a COVID-19 testing method that is as accurate as current tests, is about 50% faster and has different supply requirements.

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Color to Collaborate with Sanford Health, Expand NorthShore Partnership

Color announces partnership with rural health system Sanford Health on its Imagenetics program, and expands its partnership with NorthShore University Health System.

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Color and Jefferson Health

Jefferson Health CEO Stephen Klasko and EVP of Oncology Services/SKCC Director Karen Knudsen talk about the benefits of offering Color to its employees.

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Color on NBC’s TODAY

Abby O’Connell, an operating room nurse at Jefferson Health, spoke with NBC TODAY’s Al Roker and Natalie Morales about how Color’s clinical genetic testing services “saved her life.”

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Color’s Alicia Zhou @ TEDx: Dispelling Genetic Myths

Alicia talks about the value of knowing your genetic makeup and how that information allows you to become the driver of your health vs. simply being a passenger.

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Color CEO Othman Laraki @ Fortune Brainstorm Health

Color’s CEO discusses how the healthcare industry doesn’t necessarily need more whizbang technology – it’s about putting the customer experience first.

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Color, Verily to Return Actionable Genetic Data to Project Baseline Participants

The Project Baseline Health Study is Verily’s four-year initiative to collect comprehensive health information to better understand health and the transition to disease.

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Perspectives on Color

See what customers, physicians, and partners have to say about Color and the difference it’s making in people’s lives.

Physician & Provider Resources

To learn more about ordering Color kits for patients, including requisition and consent forms, sample reports, billing, brochures, and more, visit our provider resources page.

Color’s COVID-19 Testing Initiative

Overview: Color’s Diagnostic Testing for COVID-19
Color’s Protocol for LAMP Diagnostic Assay
Color’s Protocol for Return-to-Work Screening

Client Stories

Don’t just take our word for it – see how Color’s changing lives.
For Carla and Kim, two sisters with a history of breast cancer, genetic testing was the final piece of the puzzle explaining why breast cancer has been in their family for three generations.
Lauren doesn’t have a family history of cancer and wouldn’t have gotten tested if it weren’t for her son. Now, she has been able to help her siblings, nieces and nephews get informed.
“We don’t ever want to have to uproot our lives to cancer. If we could have the information at our fingertips, wouldn’t we want it that way?”

Product Sheets

Peer-Reviewed Publications

White Papers

Color’s Protocol for LAMP Diagnostic Assay

Research Posters

Press Highlights

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Color CEO interviewed on CNN regarding employer COVID-19 testing

“Making testing accessible is the context for our work with the city of San Francisco, working with local communities to set up programs so that tests can actually make it to the people who need it the most.”
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Color announces $75 million funding round

Fortune Exclusive details $75 million funding round led by T. Rowe Funds and Viking Global Investors.
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To Get Back to Work, Companies Seek Coronavirus Tests for Workers

“The core tool we have to work with right now is direct covid testing,” said Othman Laraki, CEO of genetic-testing company Color, which is currently managing a testing site for San Francisco first responders as well as other essential city employees.

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Color takeaways from the J.P. Morgan Health Care Conference 2022

Meet Catherine Lacavera, Color’s new Chief Legal Officer

Color makes public health happen where public life happens

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Color announces Series E financing, at a valuation of $4.6 billion, to accelerate expansion of accessible and equitable public health infrastructure