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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]