Six conditions telomere length information is important for

The infographic below highlights some of the key medical conditions that telomere length analysis can be important for. The information provided by telomere length analysis can help aid diagnosis, treatment planning and disease course prediction. As research is ongoing we’re going to keep learning about new situations where telomere length information could be extremely useful. […]

Team Telomere launches inspiring new video

Team Telomere, in collaboration with RepeatDx, have just launched a brand-new video explaining telomere biology disorders. We are very pleased to be able to share with you the new Team Telomere video launched this week! The video runs through what telomeres are, what causes telomere biology disorders, what the symptoms can be and how they […]

6-panel versus 2-panel telomere length tests

RepeatDx offers both 2- and 6-panel telomere length analysis tests, here we’ll take a look at the differences and what you should consider when determining which test to order. Telomere length analysis has emerged as an important diagnostic and screening tool for a range of telomere maintenance conditions including: Dyskeratosis congenita Pulmonary fibrosis Bone marrow […]

Dyskeratosis Congenita, Telomere Biology Disorders and the role of telomere length testing

Find out more about Dyskeratosis Congenita and Telomere Biology Disorders; what causes them, why the symptoms can vary and the importance of an accurate diagnosis. What is Dyskeratosis Congenita? Dyskeratosis Congenita (DC) is an inherited bone marrow failure syndrome that develops as a result of defective telomere maintenance. DC is therefore classed as a telomere […]

Shall we call them “telomere-mediated”? Renaming the idiopathic after the cause is found

Editorial Interstitial Lung Disease by Samantha J. Merck and Mary Armanios October 28, 2016. Over the past decade, it has become evident that abnormally short telomeres are a causal risk factor for pulmonary fibrosis in a large subset of patients. Mutations in the genes that code for the telomerase enzyme essential components are the most […]