1: Activate your kit online at color.com/covid/activate.

You need your unique barcode, which you’ll find on your collection tube.

Warning: Your sample will not be tested if the kit is not activated.

2: Before collecting your sample, wash your hands thoroughly for 20 seconds and dry them well.

3: Remove the cap of the collection tube.

Keep the cap and collection tube nearby.

4: Open the swab package.

Starting from the handle end of the swab package, peel open the paper backing. Pull swab out of its packaging by the handle.

Note: Do not touch the soft tip with your hands or lay it down on any surface.

5: Rotate swab tip in first nostril, 3 times.

Insert it into one nostril just until the soft tip is no longer visible, about 1 inch. Rotate it in a circle around the inside edge of your nostril at least 3 times.

Note: Do not force the swab any further.

6: Rotate swab tip in other nostril, 3 times.

Repeat the previous step in the second nostril, using the same end of the swab.

Note: You will use the same swab for both nostrils.

7: Put swab into the collection tube.

The soft tip of the swab that went into your nose should go into the tube first.

8: After putting the swab in the collection tube, make sure that the cap of the collection tube is tightly shut by pressing it down firmly.

Note: After closing the collection tube, wash your hands thoroughly for 20 seconds and dry them well.

9: Put collection tube into the biohazard bag.

Close the bag with the adhesive seal.

10: Follow instructions specific to your institution/organization to return your sample the same day you collect it.

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