After your RightMed® Test is ordered, the next step is to collect your DNA sample. You can collect your DNA sample at home using a RightMed Test kit, which includes a cheek swab. You can also give your sample in your doctor’s office or clinic via cheek swab or blood sample.
This short video will demonstrate how to provide your sample using the cheek swab kit mailed to your home.
Important information: Prior to taking the sample, wait thirty minutes after eating, drinking, smoking or chewing gum.
Remove the collector swab from the package, being sure the sponge tip does not come into contact with any other surface. Place the swab on your lower gums and swab back and forth 10 times. Switch to the other side of your mouth and swab 10 more times. Hold the tube upright, unscrew the blue cap and insert the sponge into the tube, closing tightly. Shake the tube ten times.
Look for the 14-digit barcode found on the side of the tube, or the outside of the kit box. Activate your kit online at portal.oneome.com/activate. Make a note of the barcode number for your records. Do NOT skip this step. You must activate your kit before shipping it back to OneOme.
Place your tube into the plastic specimen bag provided. Seal the bag with the adhesive strip. Place the completed sample back into the original box. The return postage has been paid and your package is ready to ship. Ship through FedEx. In a few days, you will receive an email from OneOme confirming that your kit arrived. Find a FedEx location >
Steps 2 and 3 may not be necessary if your physician collected your sample in the office/lab. In that case, the physician will activate and ship the kit on your behalf.