15 Facts about RepeatDx to Celebrate our 15th Anniversary

RepeatDx 15th anniversary

RepeatDx was established in British Columbia, Canada in May 2005. Fifteen years on, as we celebrate our anniversary, we wanted to take a moment to share some quick telomere testing facts. RepeatDx telomere testing facts Dr Peter Lansdorp developed the Flow FISH telomere testing protocol RepeatDx was established as a spin-off from his lab at […]

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 […]

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 […]

What is Flow FISH telomere testing?

Flow FISH telomere 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 […]