This (“Informed Consent”) reviews the benefits, risks, and limitations of the test recipient, which may be you or your dependent, (“Recipient”) undergoing a pharmacogenomic genetic test called the OneOme RightMed test (“Test”) provided by OneOme, LLC (“OneOme Testing Laboratory”) and authorizes PWN Remote Care Services (with its contractually affiliated professional entities, collectively, “Affiliated Professional Entities”) (collectively “PWN”), a third party provider and genetic counseling service to assess the Recipient’s information to determine if the Test is appropriate for the Recipient and to assist in understanding the Test and/or the Recipient’s results (the “Services”). It also explains how the Recipient’s information and sample will be used after performance of the Test.
The Recipient is not required to have the Test. Prior to signing this Informed Consent, you may wish to speak with a genetic counselor or the Recipient’s ordering or referring healthcare provider for further guidance about the Test. However, in order for us to process the Recipient’s sample and provide the Recipient’s results, you must confirm by agreeing to the consent or otherwise acknowledging that you have read, understood, and agree to this Informed Consent in its entirety.
ONEOME RIGHTMED TEST AND LABORATORY
The services are provided in collaboration with PWN. You acknowledge and agree that the services, including test review, authorization, outreach, and genetic counseling by PWN providers: (a) are provided solely for informational purposes, and do not constitute treatment or diagnosis of any condition, disease or illness, or otherwise constitute the practice of medicine; (b) do not and are not intended to replace the existing primary care or other relationship with the Recipient’s physician or other healthcare provider; (c) are provided by physicians and genetic counselors that do not have the authority to and will not prescribe or order medications or treatments for the Recipient; and (d) are solely for your personal use and are not being used or relied upon as a substitute for the care, medical advice, or treatment provided by the Recipient’s primary care provider or other personal physician.
Your consent is an acknowledgement that you are seeking the Services voluntarily without influence of another party. Advice and consultation provided as part of the Services shall not constitute a treatment decision and you are solely responsible for forwarding the Recipient’s Test results to the Recipient’s primary care or other personal physician and for initiating follow up care, diagnosis, medical treatment, or to obtain confirmation of any interpretation of the Test results you may have received from the Services.
You understand and agree that a fee will be collected by OneOme on behalf of PWN Remote Care Services and its affiliated professional entities (“PWN”), a third party service, for PWN’s services to assess the Recipient’s information and determine if the Test is appropriate for the Recipient. An additional portion of the total fee is collected by OneOme on behalf of PWN for genetic counselor services.
After the purchase has been placed, the Recipient will be mailed a cheek swab test kit (“Kit”) to provide the Recipient’s DNA sample. A video illustrating how to provide the Recipient’s sample can be found at oneome.com/sample. The Recipient’s sample will then be sent to OneOme Testing Laboratory for analysis.
Biological sample(s) used to perform this test will be destroyed at the end of the testing process or within 60 days of sample receipt. No tests other than those authorized by the test order will be performed by OneOme Testing Laboratory.
PHYSICIAN ORDER PROCEDURE
Completion of a test purchase (“Purchase Form”) and activation form (“Activation Form”) includes Personal Health Information (PHI). In order for the Test to perform as intended, you must provide accurate and correct information.
Upon submitting a completed “Activation Form”, an authorized PWN healthcare provider will review the Recipient’s information, and upon his or her determination that the Test is appropriate for the Recipient, he or she will order the Test. Prior to placing the order, you may be asked to provide additional information or clarify any information that you have provided on the Activation Form.
Upon successful completion of the Test, you will undergo a counseling session with a certified PWN genetic counselor to review the Test results. You may also request that a report be made available to you for review.
RELEASE OF PROTECTED HEALTH INFORMATION TO ONEOME ACCOUNT
You authorize OneOme to release the Recipient’s protected health information (PHI), in the form of the Recipient’s RightMed pharmacogenomic results, from OneOme (807 Broadway St. NE, Suite 100, Minneapolis, MN 55413) to OneOme’s secure patient portal and to yourself. You authorize that you are the Recipient or a legally-authorized representative for the Recipient, making you authorized to release the results.
This authorization may be revoked at any time by writing to OneOme. If the information has already been released based on this authorization, your request to revoke will not work for that information already released. Information used or disclosed may be subject to redisclosure by the recipient and may no longer be protected by federal law.
BENEFITS OF THE TEST
The Test analyzes the Recipient’s DNA and delivers information that may help providers make more informed, individualized treatment decisions. This may help reduce medication trial and error and reduce healthcare costs.
RISKS OF THE TEST
Due to the complexity of interpreting some genetic test results, such as those that may carry a probabilistic risk of disease, you should consider the benefits of consulting with a trained genetic counseling professional, physician, or pharmacogenomic specialist. In some cases, assays may be subject to general interference by factors such as PCR inhibitors and low quality or quantity of extracted DNA. When present, these interferents typically yield no result rather than an inaccurate one. Very infrequent mutations or polymorphisms occurring in primer- or probe-binding regions may also affect testing and could produce an erroneous result or assay failure. Test results and clinical interpretation may be inaccurate for individuals who have undergone or are receiving non-autologous blood transfusions, tissue, and/or organ transplant therapies. Although extremely rare, results could also be impacted by other factors not addressed above, such as laboratory error.
In addition, the Test will also provide limited secondary findings that may cause you to discover sensitive information about the Recipient’s health or disease risks. The US Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 prohibits discrimination on the basis of genetic information with respect to health insurance and employment. For more information about this, visit HTTP://WWW.GENOME.GOV/10002328. However, there are currently no US federal laws that prohibit discrimination in life insurance, disability insurance or long-term care insurance, which may be specific to your state of residence. You must consider the full and possible impact of the Recipient’s Test results as these relate to insurance rates, obtaining disability or life insurance, and employment.
By using the Service you waive, release, and agree to hold harmless OneOme and its affiliates or their past or present officers, directors, employees, and agents from any legal claims, rights, or causes of action you may have in connection with the Recipient’s test results and/or your use of the Service. OneOme disclaims any liability arising out of your use of the Service or for any adverse outcomes from your use of the information provided by OneOme for any reason, including but not limited to any misunderstanding or misinterpretation of the information provided through the Service.
LIMITATIONS OF THE TEST
The interpretations and clinical annotations provided by OneOme are intended solely for use by a medical professional and do not constitute medical advice by OneOme or PWN. The Recipient’s test results are not an indicator of the Recipient’s health status. The Recipient’s treating provider remains ultimately responsible for all diagnosis and treatment decisions for the patient. Information included in the Test report is based upon scientific literature and does not take into account other genetic variations, environmental or social factors that may affect the Recipient’s results. Other factors that may impact genomic results that are NOT included in the Test report include, but are not limited to, environmental factors (e.g., smoking), health factors (e.g., diet), social and familial factors, various medical conditions, and drug-drug interactions. Administration of any medication requires careful therapeutic monitoring regardless of any Test-related information you may receive.
Not all pharmacogenomic tests cover the same genes and alleles. If the Recipient has had a prior pharmacogenomic test, results from this test may be duplicative or may vary due to different genes or alleles being tested or assay differences. OneOme and PWN are not in a position and will not compare or analyze differences between the Test and others. If the Recipient has previously taken a pharmacogenomic test before, the Recipient may not need to take the Test at all or seek the advice of the Recipient’s physician or licensed healthcare provider.
DATA PRIVACY AND SECURITY
Details about OneOme’s policies governing patient privacy and health information, including patient rights regarding such information, can be found at WWW.ONEOME.COM/PRIVACY. OneOme complies with the applicable requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (as amended) regarding the Recipient’s personal health information.
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- The RightMed test must be ordered by a physician.
- The RightMed test, as with all genomic testing, has limitations. Always discuss the test with a healthcare provider knowledgeable about the test and to see if it's right for you.
- RightMed test results are not a substitute for medical advice and should only be used in consultation with a medical professional.
- The RightMed test does not determine the best medication for the patient; it is a tool to provide additional information to the patient’s healthcare provider. The healthcare provider should take other factors into consideration regardless of genotype.
- Independent healthcare providers available through OneOme's service will not have all of your health history, which may cause the test results to be subject to a different interpretation than by your personal physician.
- DO NOT MAKE ANY CHANGES TO YOUR CURRENT MEDICATIONS OR DOSING WITHOUT CONSULTING YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER.