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Self-Serve

Easy, reliable testing for you
and your team

Color makes it easy to set up and run your own testing program. Order test kits and get started with Color today.

Scalable and convenient

Order up to 500 kits at a time with a credit card or ACH. Scale testing up or down as your needs change.

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Easy to implement

Get up and running in a few days, thanks to Color’s robust software, easy-to-follow guides, and low-stress self-swab kits.

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Fast and accurate

Receive test results quickly — in less than 24 hours for over 99% of tests.

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Here’s how it works:

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Set up your account.

Input basic information and order your first batch of test kits.

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Kits delivered wherever you need them.

Employees use simple, comfortable self-swab kits.

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Ship the kits back.

Color supplies all the return packaging and pre-paid shipping labels.

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Participants receive a secure link to results via text and email.

Color’s test results pages are secure and HIPAA-compliant.

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Monitor activity and results in real time.

Designate team members to access dashboards with program stats and specific results.

Color works with hundreds of businesses, universities, and state and local governments across the U.S.

Our self-swab test kit received an FDA Emergency Use Authorization in September 2020, and our CLIA-accredited and CAP-certified laboratory returns results quickly and accurately.

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16.5 million

COVID-19 test results returned

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9,000

testing sites supported across the country

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99%

of results returned within 24 hours

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Get started for $75 per kit, or $70 with a monthly subscription.

Purchase includes:

Self-swab kits

Color’s Software

Results tracking & reporting

Free shipping & handling

Ongoing support

Choose the solution that’s right for you.

Whether you need kits for a one-off event or a recurring program, we’ve got you covered.

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Looking to test more than 500 people?

Frequently asked questions

Self-serve works great for organizations across the U.S.: public, private, small or mid-size, looking to test adults one-time or on a regular basis (e.g., weekly), as needed.

You can buy anywhere from 25-1,000 kits per order. Need more than 1,000 kits? Check out twice!

Any adult (18+) can test with Color.

We’ll process your order within ~24 hours. From that point, orders take ~5 business days to be delivered via FedEx. If it’s been more than 6 days since you ordered your tests, please reach out to testing-programs@color.com to get more information on your order status.

Once the tests get to our lab, results typically take 1-3 days. It is important to ship collected samples to us on the day they’re collected to make sure samples are valid when they get to the lab and to keep turnaround time to a minimum.

All Color molecular tests are prescription-only – aka physician ordered. ​​If you don’t have a physician at your organization to order your tests, Color can facilitate this during the checkout process as a pass-through fee without markup. All you need to do is pay the pass-through fee, we’ll take care of the rest.

Your order includes enough return packaging to ship all your kits back to the lab once. Each shipping box can hold 30 kits.We accept boxes with as little as one sample.

If you’re planning to use your kits over a period of time, make sure you have enough lab return packaging to ship back samples each time you test. If you buy 50 kits to test 10people each week, you’ll receive 2 return boxes with your kits, so you should purchase 3 additional return boxes.

No. The price you pay already includes the test materials, shipping and handling (to you and back to our lab), sample processing in our lab, access to our software, and live support.

Color uses RT-LAMP, a molecular COVID-19 testing method that is as accurate as RT-PCR, about 50% faster, and relies on less constrained supply chains. We process samples in our Burlingame, CA lab, which is CLIA and CAP certified. You can read more on our lab & assay here.