RepeatDx was established in British Columbia, Canada in May 2005. Fifteen years on, as we celebrate our anniversary, we wanted to take a moment to share some quick telomere testing facts.
RepeatDx telomere testing facts
- Dr Peter Lansdorp developed the Flow FISH telomere testing protocol
- RepeatDx was established as a spin-off from his lab at the BC Cancer Agency
- The Flow FISH procedure was published in Nature Protocols in 2006
- RepeatDx is fully licensed in all 50 US States, Canada and Europe
- Flow FISH telomere testing is the only diagnostic testing we conduct
- We can test up to six cell types from one blood sample
- We are based in North Vancouver, Canada and accept samples from around the world
- Clinical telomere length testing is our top priority
- Telomere length testing was originally defined to diagnose dyskeratosis congenita
- Peer-reviewed publications have shown Flow FISH telomere testing to be effective at identifying telomere biology disorders
- Telomere testing can also be informative for pulmonary fibrosis, bone marrow failure and myelodysplastic syndrome
- We are actively involved in telomere biology research
- We do not offer direct to consumer testing
- Our team continues to grow to meet increased demand
- Our average turn around time consistently beats our 15 business day target
To find out more about the Flow FISH telomere testing we conduct have a look at this section of our website.
Learn more about the RepeatDx journey over the last fifteen years in this special anniversary blog.