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 research to clinic – and Repeat!

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 […]

Three telomere testing myths to watch out for

Signposts for myths and facts, in this case relating to telomere length testing

As a relatively new and constantly advancing science, telomere biology is not yet fully understood. This is an exciting time for research in the field, with many opportunities for new discoveries. Although, in the meantime, with the lack of knowledge comes the risk of misunderstandings and myths around telomere length testing. Myth #1. Telomere length […]

What you need to know: insurance and telomere length testing

RepeatDx telomere testing insurance forms

Navigating insurance coverage for healthcare costs can be difficult, especially when dealing with less common conditions and tests. We’ve compiled some tips and resources to help when it comes to ordering telomere length testing.   For physicians supporting patients through diagnosis, it can be a complicated and lengthy process, especially in the case of rare […]

Diagnostics and research in the telomere biology field

Components of research in the telomere biology field

Geraldine, Director of Clinical Research and Development, shares her perspective on scientific and medical research into telomere biology, that could be useful for those in the Telomere Biology Disorder (TBD) community. For this article, I chose to write a little bit about the different categories or ‘flavors’ of scientific and medical research that are relevant […]