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 […]

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 […]

RepeatDx values collaboration

Telomere biology disorders collaboration between advocacy research physicians

Recognizing how complex telomere biology disorders are, and how much we still don’t know about them, highlights the importance of collaboration. Here at RepeatDx we value our partners and the work we are doing together! We hope that everything we learn, and then apply, will help to improve the lives of those affected by telomere […]

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 […]