Pharmacogenomic testing, also known as medication response testing, identifies how genes affect a person's response to drugs. It combines pharmacology (the science of drugs) with genomics (the study of genes and their functions) to determine effective, safe medications and doses tailored to a person's genetic makeup. Learn more about PHARMACOGENOMICS.
Medications affect everyone differently. Some people metabolize drugs more quickly and others much more slowly, resulting in different responses to medications. This creates a challenge for doctors when trying to choose the right medication and dose for each patient. In addition, some individuals may have mild to severe side effects from medications. The OneOme RightMed comprehensive test informs your doctor on how your body may respond to medications, which helps them to make more informed prescription decisions.
The RightMed test is not the "end all be all" answer. There are other factors that contribute to how you may respond to a medication aside from genetics (e.g., allergic reaction, immune response, intolerance to inactive ingredients, health factors, drug-drug interactions, environmental factors, other medical conditions, etc.). Administration of any medication requires careful therapeutic monitoring by a qualified healthcare professional. Your doctor remains ultimately responsible for all of your diagnosis and treatment decisions.
The OneOme RightMed comprehensive test is a doctor-ordered pharmacogenomic test intended to help you and your healthcare provider understand how you may respond to certain medications based on your genetics. It does not cover ancestry, cosmetic features, or similar information that may be provided by certain direct-to-consumer tests. Although the RightMed test is not intended to diagnose any hereditary disease or disease risk, OneOme will report secondary findings for certain genetic results that you and your doctor may wish to discuss.
The actionable reports that OneOme provides to your doctor may help him/her to better select which medications to prescribe. Since your DNA does not change, the test results can be used by your doctors for medication decisions for years to come.
There are two ways to get the RightMed test:
When ordered by your doctor, the cost of the RightMed test includes sample collection (through either a cheek swab kit that can be mailed to your home or performed at your doctor's office, or a blood sample), pharmacogenomic testing services, data analysis, clinical interpretation, the RightMed comprehensive test report, and several reporting options for your doctor.
When the RightMed test is requested online by the independent provider network, you’ll receive everything listed above, plus additional services. The services include a review of your request by a physician to determine if the test is right for you, ordering of approved tests, and a consult with a board-certified genetic counselor to review your results. For test requests that are not approved, the requester will be notified and will not be charged for the test or services. Eligibility restrictions may apply. LEARN MORE >
When ordered by your doctor, OneOme offers its RightMed comprehensive test in all U.S. states, except New York, and in select international locations. In the near future, OneOme plans to expand availability to New York and other international areas.
For tests requested online through the independent provider network, the test and provider services are only available to individuals in the United States, excluding those who reside in New York, New Jersey, and Rhode Island.
For more information on availability within your area, please CONTACT US.
No. Your genetic information does not change, so once you and your doctor(s) have the test results, the information can be used for years to come.
You can learn about this option and request a RightMed test on our REQUEST A TEST page.
Here’s how it works:
The cost is $349, which includes the RightMed test and provider services (independent physician review and a consult with a genetic counselor to review your results). It can be paid for with a credit card or health saving account (HSA).
If your test request is approved, you’ll receive the RightMed test and provider services for $349 (payable by credit card or HSA accounts). Here is what’s included:
While anyone can request a RightMed test, some individuals may not be approved. For some patients, especially those with complex health issues, your own doctor may be best suited to order the RightMed test for you and to ensure the results are properly incorporated into your care.
You will likely not be eligible for a RightMed test through the provider network if you:
The independent provider services, including the physician review and the genetic counselor consult, are provided by PWN. You can reach them by calling 888-494-7333.
Genetic counselors are healthcare professionals with specialized training in medical genetics and counseling. They help patients understand how genetics plays a role in their health.
During your consult, the genetic counselor will explain what pharmacogenomic testing is, review your results with you, and answer any questions you have.
No. Neither OneOme nor PWN (the independent provider network) can provide medical advice or make changes to your medication regimen. Your own doctor or healthcare provider is best suited to make prescription changes for you if they are needed. You will receive a copy of your RightMed comprehensive test report to share with your doctors. Your doctors can then incorporate the results into your care. Do not make any changes to your medications without consulting your doctor.
Once OneOme receives your request, it will typically be reviewed within 2-3 business days by an independent physician to determine if the test is right for you. OneOme will notify you via email once your request is reviewed and collect payment from you if your request is approved.
Once payment is received, OneOme will ship a DNA sample collection kit to you. You’ll collect your sample and ship the kit back using the postage paid return label. Once OneOme receives your sample, it will take approximately four days for the sample to be processed. Once your sample is processed and your results are ready, you’ll receive an email with a link to schedule a consult with a genetic counselor. Your results will then be shared with you during or after the consult.
Yes, OneOme can ship test kits to P.O. boxes in most states and U.S. territories.
Once your kit has been shipped, you will receive an email with a tracking number so you can monitor the arrival date. If your kit does not arrive within 7 days, please CONTACT US, and we will address this right away.
Contact us, and we will work with you to address this issue.
The kit you will receive to collect your sample includes simple, step-by-step instructions on how to complete the simple cheek swab. You can also watch a demonstration video showing you how to provide your sample.
Contact us to let us know what happened when providing your sample. We can discuss options and next steps.
We encourage you to send in your sample as soon as you have activated your kit. This will ensure that your test results are returned as quickly as possible.
If collecting your sample at home, it is important to activate your kit either online or by calling (844)-663-6635 before mailing back your sample to OneOme. Activation is required before we can process your sample at the OneOme lab. You will need the barcode number located on the tube to activate your kit.
If you collected your sample at home, your kit must be activated before we can begin processing your sample in the OneOme lab. Please contact us to activate your kit. If we receive your sample and it has not been activated we will contact you to complete the activation step.
Although your genetic information does not change, what we know about it (how we interpret it) may change. OneOme routinely updates its database as new information about pharmacogenomics becomes available to the scientific community. A “regenerated” report is one that contains updated annotations and other information based on what we learn. The “original” report is the report of record, which remains on file with us.
We encourage you to contact your doctor to discuss any updated information in your regenerated report. As always, do not make any changes to your medications or treatment plan without first talking to your doctor.
While infrequent, OneOme sometimes adds new genes to the RightMed test. If you or your doctor would like these additional genes or alleles to be added to your results, you must be tested again. Since OneOme does not store DNA samples, your doctor must place a new order, and you must provide a new DNA sample for OneOme to generate a new report with the added genes. You or your clinic will then be charged for the current price of the RightMed test.
OneOme offers a few different payment options depending upon how the test was ordered. For more information visit our BILLING INFORMATION.
OneOme accepts payment from all major credit cards, health savings accounts (HSAs), and PayPal.
The RightMed test, when ordered by your doctor, is reimbursed by some private insurance plans. Our goal is to allow you to access the lowest estimated payment option available. We review your insurance information and assess your payment options prior to testing, using your deductible, co-insurance, and health plan details. If your out-of-pocket cost is estimated to be less than or equal to OneOme's self-pay price ($349), OneOme will submit the claim to your insurance plan. If your out-of-pocket cost is estimated to exceeds OneOme’s self-pay price, OneOme will reach out to discuss options.
Note: Insurance billing is not available for tests requested online through the independent provider network.
For orders placed by your doctor, you can choose to have OneOme bill your insurance at the time of the order for the RightMed test. Insurance billing is not available for tests requested online through the independent provider network.
OneOme accepts all Medicare and Medicaid plans. If you have a traditional Medicare/Medicaid or Managed Medicaid Plan, your cost will be $0. Medicare Advantage Plans may have a co-payment or deductible requirement.
You will need to provide your doctor with both sides of your insurance card(s), your member ID number, your group number, and your relationship to the primary policyholder. Some insurance companies may also require additional authorization forms or other documentation.
In most cases OneOme can change the payment option for an order up until the report has been sent to the ordering healthcare provider.
Yes, HSAs can be used to pay for the RightMed test via the patient self-pay option or when paying a balance from insurance billing.
Preauthorization does not guarantee payment. Insurance companies determine how much they will pay and what charges will be billed to the patient after a medical claim is filed. The patient is responsible for any portion of the test fee not covered by the insurance company for any reason including, but not limited to, copayments, co-insurance, unmet deductibles, or non-covered services.
Note: The patient is responsible for remitting any funds received directly from the insurance company to OneOme.
If OneOme has not yet received your sample and you decide that you no longer want the RightMed test, you can receive a refund on the purchasing card. We are unable to process a refund once our lab has received your sample and the processing has begun.