The Broad Institute’s Clinical Research Sequencing Platform test all of the community members’ màu sắc COVID-19 self-swab kits. Color, the health công nghệ company partnering with for COVID-19 testing, will send you an thư điện tử and text notification when your results are available.

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Negative test Results

If you kiểm tra negative for COVID-19, no further kích hoạt is needed. Continue to wear a mask if you feel the need to, maintain your required testing frequency, & practice good hygiene.

Read more tips about how khổng lồ keep healthy.

Positive demo Results

If you receive a notification of a positive test through’s testing program, it’s incredibly important to lớn minimize your movement và exposure lớn others by returning or staying home and wearing a well-fitting mask at all times if in the presence of other household members. will contact you via your thư điện tử about what it means khổng lồ be positive & explain next steps, including isolation & notifying your close contacts. Liên hệ tracers rely on thư điện tử for most communication, so please check your email for instructions about next steps.

As required by state law, the Massachusetts DPH will also be notified of any positive chạy thử result. Individuals are not routinely notified of their variant status because public health guidelines are the same regardless of the variant involved.

After’ initial outreach with you, will contact:

School/Unit emergency leads, including College housing (if applicable)Campus Services, including emergency management, environmental health và safety, security, facilities management, và dining services

These two groups, in partnership with, will work together lớn mobilize local support. They will take great care to lớn ensure your privacy while supporting your isolation and, if you’re living on campus, caring for you during the isolation period.

See the Exposure, Quarantine, & Isolation page for more information on case support and isolation protocols.

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If you chạy thử positive outside of’s testing program, you should report your positive result to through Crimson Clear. If your positive result was on an outside antigen or PCR test, you should begin isolation even before the contact Tracing team emails you.

Unsatisfactory Sample

Occasionally, your result may be unsatisfactory.

If you receive an unsatisfactory result, you will need khổng lồ take another demo as soon as possible. If your repeat test requires clinical observation, will let you know. If you are in quarantine, it is acceptable lớn leave your home briefly in order lớn submit a chạy thử sample, but masks & physical distancing are required.

Here are some common ways samples are classified as unsatisfactory:

Tube cap popped off – Always make sure your cap is pushed on securely before submitting. Loose caps are the biggest reason samples are discarded.Failed lớn activate kit – Always make sure you receive a message from màu sắc that your kit was successfully activated. This is what links the sample to lớn an individual. If a kit is not activated, the sample will be discarded.Debris on swab – We recommend blowing your nose before collecting the sample; any solid debris on your swab will prevent the lab from processing your sample.

Inconclusive Sample

In rare instances, the lab may be unable khổng lồ interpret results for a test. You should not make any determinations about your current status based on the inconclusive result.

If you receive an inconclusive result or a notification that the lab was unable to return results for your sample, please submit another chạy thử as soon as possible. If you are currently in isolation or quarantine, you should continue lớn adhere khổng lồ relevant guidelines until additional results are received.

Please Respect Individuals’ Privacy

Anonymity for individuals who chạy thử positive for COVID-19 remains paramount. Please respect their privacy— even if you believe you know who they are—so they can focus completely on their health. As a community, we must vày everything we can to tư vấn one another through this incredibly difficult time.