Update: RepeatDx and COVID-19

On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization classified COVID-19 as a pandemic. While the risk in North Vancouver, British Columbia remains low, we are taking all available precautions to ensure the health and safety of our employees and partners as our utmost priority. To ensure samples reach us in a timely manner we recommend using […]

Can you measure telomeres; and why would you want to?

Can you measure telomeres

Telomere biology research is a growing and advancing field, but still people ask ‘can you actually measure telomere length?’ Here we answer this key question and also address how these telomere measurements can be useful. Can you measure telomeres? Yes. There are a number of different ways to measure telomere length, all with varying degrees […]

Happy Holidays: RepeatDx closure dates

Happy Holidays from RepeatDx

Please be aware of the RepeatDx holiday closure dates when shipping samples for telomere length testing. If you have any questions please contact us to discuss options. Holiday closure dates Monday 23 December Open Tuesday 24 December Open Wednesday 25 December Closed Thursday 26 December Closed Friday 27 December Open Monday 30 December Open Tuesday […]

Research Update: Flow FISH vs MM-qPCR telomere testing

Here we discuss the key findings and conclusions from a recently published study ‘Comparison of flow-FISH and MM-qPCR telomere length assessment techniques for the screening of telomeropathies’. Why test telomere length, and how? Telomere length testing is an important element in the diagnosis of dyskeratosis congenita (DC) and telomere biology disorders (TBDs) when assessing bone […]

Why is an accurate diagnosis so important and what role can telomere testing play?

Providing a correct and timely diagnosis can be challenging, especially for rare diseases. In this blog we address some key benefits of an accurate diagnosis for patients and their families. In some conditions, telomere testing may provide information to support this.   Making an accurate diagnosis can be challenging, particularly for physicians faced with rare diseases […]

Full circle from telomere research to clinic – and Repeat!

Geraldine Aubert, who is involved in telomere research

As Director of Clinical Development & Research at RepeatDx, Dr Geraldine Aubert is at the forefront of cutting-edge research partnerships. Here she explains the success of translational telomere research and the importance of striving to learn more. For many patients and sometimes family members, the diagnostic journey for suspected Telomere Biology Disorders (TBDs) involves several […]