Celebrating 15 Years of Telomere Testing at RepeatDx

What is a telomere biology disorder (or telomeropathy)?

What is Telomere Biology Disorder word cloud

There are multiple different terms for telomere biology disorders, here we explain what they are and what conditions they can encompass. Telomere biology disorders Telomere biology disorders (TBDs) are a complex set of conditions defined by genetic deficits affecting telomere maintenance and by the presence of very short telomeres. These disorders can also be referred […]

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 […]

Guest blog: Mike shares his experience with dyskeratosis congenita for Rare Disease Day

Mike shares his story with dyskeratosis congenita to mark Rare Disease Day

To mark Rare Disease Day, we have a guest blog from Mike who is kindly willing to share his experience with familial dyskeratosis congenita.  Hello, my name is Mike and I have a rare disease. It is called Dyskeratosis Congenita (DC) and it runs in my family. My father and my uncle (his twin) had […]

Guest blog: CORD and Rare Disease Day

CORD - Rare Disease Day - RepeatDx

Durhane Wong-Rieger, President & CEO of CORD (Canadian Organization for Rare Disorders), has kindly shared this guest blog explaining why this year is so important for CORD and how they will be getting involved with Rare Disease Day 2020.  Rare Disease Day 2020 – A Significant Watershed Every four years, International Rare Disease Day falls […]

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 […]