What to expect after your test

Color will text you and email you as soon as they are available. You can also check your results with your barcode at this Color test results website.

Test results typically take 1 to 3 days, though the actual time may vary. 

If you lose your barcode, contact Color at 844-352-6567 or support@color.comFind more information from Color about the test and your results.

Sharing your results

Color will share your results with:

  • California Reportable Disease Information Exchange (CalREDIE)
  • Your primary care physician, if you gave us their name when you scheduled your test

If you are an employee of the City and County of San Francisco, Color will also share your results with the Department of Human Resources and Department of Public Health to keep our workplaces safe.

Negative result

If you test negative for COVID-19, you probably were not infected at the time of your test. That does not mean you will not get sick. It is possible that you were very early in your infection when you were tested. You could also be exposed after your test.

Please continue to practice social distancing, wear a mask in public, and follow the Stay Home order.

Positive result

Get medical care: contact your health insurance provider or your primary care physician.

CDC resources about what to do if you are sick

If you are an employee of the City and County of San Francisco, your department physician or human resources coordinator will follow up with you.