To mark Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Month this September, we have a special guest blog from the Canadian Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (CPFF), to update on some awareness-raising activities and campaigns! CLARKE WALK OFFERS HOPE FOR THE FUTURE The month of September has been proclaimed as Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Month. All across Canada, people will band together […]
To show our support for Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Month we are pleased to share a special guest blog from the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation explaining what the symptoms of the condition are and how to get diagnosed. Persistent dry cough. Fatigue. Shortness of breath. These symptoms are sometimes associated with a passing virus, especially during the […]
Flow FISH testing is a well-established process used for determining telomere length. In this blog we explore how it works and what the results can show us… What is Flow FISH and how does it work? Flow FISH is a telomere measurement technique that combines the use of fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH) with flow […]
Samantha Simmons, Coordinator of Marketing & Communications for the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, shares a special guest blog explaining how you can support Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Month. Each September, the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation celebrates Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Month. We invite you to join us to raise awareness for those who have been impacted by pulmonary fibrosis […]
Below you will find the 4 most important pieces of advice we want to share, to ensure successful and efficient telomere length testing with RepeatDx! For more advice, you can also watch our video outlining the process of sample preparation and shipment here.
Telomere length testing can provide vital information for the diagnosis and management of Telomere Biology Disorders, as well as other conditions. What should doctors in British Columbia be aware of when it comes to the Medical Services Plan coverage of telomere testing? Why order a telomere test? A telomere length test is a blood test […]
Let’s take a look at pulmonary fibrosis, and some of the research that is furthering knowledge around the role telomere length analysis could play in guiding clinical decisions. Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) is a rare disease affecting approximately 5 million people worldwide. The average age at presentation is 66 years old. It is also the […]
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. […]
The infographic below explains some of the key advantages of telomere testing, for patients, clinicians and researchers. You can find out more about the uses of telomere testing here.