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How to Order
How to Order a Foundation Medicine Test
Solid Specimen Ordering Process
If you will be sending an FFPE block or unstained slides to Foundation Medicine for testing with FoundationOne®CDx or FoundationOne®Heme, please follow the instructions below:
Complete the online order form, uploading any required attachments including Advanced Beneficiary Notice if required, and submit. Some pathology labs require patient consent prior to releasing a specimen for testing, so providing us with a completed Specimen Release Consent Form up front can help avoid potential order delays.
Foundation Medicine will contact the pathologist if requested during the ordering process, and send a Specimen Shipping Kit with instructions for sample procurement and shipment. If you will be arranging for specimen shipment yourself, please do so after submitting the order form.
You will receive online and printed results typically within 2 weeks from receipt of specimen at Foundation Medicine.
Liquid Specimen Ordering Process
If you will be sending peripheral whole blood or bone marrow aspirate to Foundation Medicine for testing with FoundationOne®Liquid or FoundationOne®Heme, please follow the instructions below:
Complete the online order form, uploading any required attachments including Advanced Beneficiary Notice if needed, and submit.
If collecting the sample in-office, request a Specimen Shipping Kit to your practice using the form below or by contacting our client services team. Mobile phlebotomy is also available for patients if preferred.
Once the kit arrives, collect the blood or bone marrow sample from your patient per the specimen instructions for the appropriate test and label tubes with two patient-specific identifiers.
Send the sample overnight to Foundation Medicine using the FedEx pack located in the kit.
You will receive online and printed results typically within 2 weeks from receipt of sample at Foundation Medicine.
Easy Ordering with our Digital Experience
Learn more about how online ordering, digital reporting, and our mobile application can help transform your genomic testing workflow. Receive reports up to 3 days sooner and with fewer follow-ups for additional information.*
Billing and Financial Assistance
Foundation Medicine is committed to helping patients access our testing services. Some commercial health plans such as Cigna and many BlueCross BlueShield plans offer coverage for Foundation Medicine testing services. Medicare covers FoundationOne CDx and FoundationOne Heme for qualifying patients. FoundationOne CDx is also covered by TRICARE for qualifying patients. FoundationOne®Liquid and FoundationOne®Heme have limited commercial health plan coverage at this time.
Additional Ordering Options
Additional Ordering Options
Foundation Medicine offers in-home blood draw services through a mobile phlebotomy vendor to support broader access to FoundationOne Liquid and FoundationOne Heme, at no additional cost. Mobile phlebotomy can be requested during the online ordering process or on our test requisition form. If requested, we will schedule a phlebotomist appointment directly with the patient and ship a kit to their home.
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Portfolio Reflex Option
We offer the option to reflex from FoundationOne CDx testing to FoundationOne Liquid if the tissue submitted does not meet the criteria for successful testing. If FoundationOne CDx and the reflex option are selected during the ordering process, and the tissue submitted does not meet the criteria for successful testing, our customer care team will send a blood collection kit to you to obtain peripheral whole blood for testing with FoundationOne Liquid. Mobile phlebotomy can also be requested if preferred.
Order a Kit
Order Foundation Medicine Specimen Shipping Kits to your practice.
Answers to Common Questions
Foundation Medicine test reports can be accessed as soon as results are ready via our digital reporting portal or our mobile app – log in or sign up for a Foundation Medicine account or download our iOS app to obtain access. You can also receive access to results via secure email or request to have results faxed to you by reaching out to our Client Services team at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at +1 (888) 988-3639.
To sign-up for a Foundation Medicine account to place orders and access patient results online, complete the sign-up form here. To request access to our other online applications, such as FoundationInsights®, FoundationSmartTrialsTM, or our online biopharma resources, please contact your local Foundation Medicine representative or our Client Services department at email@example.com.
For issues related to Foundation Medicine online accounts, please contact App Support at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Based on internal data as of January 2020, comparing average turnaround time using Foundation Medicine’s online ordering and digital reporting solutions vs. paper ordering.
FoundationOne CDx is the only FDA-approved in vitro diagnostic test by Foundation Medicine. FoundationOne Liquid and FoundationOne Heme were developed and their performance characteristics determined by Foundation Medicine. They have not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. For more information on our laboratory developed tests (LDTs) please see their respective Technical Specifications at www.foundationmedicine.com.
Important Safety Information
FoundationOne®CDx is a qualitative next-generation sequencing based in vitro diagnostic test for advanced cancer patients with solid tumors and is for prescription use only. The test analyzes 324 genes as well as genomic signatures including microsatellite instability (MSI) and tumor mutational burden (TMB) and is a companion diagnostic to identify patients who may benefit from treatment with specific therapies in accordance with the approved therapeutic product labeling. Additional genomic findings may be reported and are not prescriptive or conclusive for labeled use of any specific therapeutic product. Use of the test does not guarantee a patient will be matched to a treatment. A negative result does not rule out the presence of an alteration. Some patients may require a biopsy. For the complete label, including companion diagnostic indications and important risk information, please visit www.F1CDxLabel.com.