Please be aware of the RepeatDx (North America) holiday closure dates when shipping samples for telomere length testing. If you have any questions please contact us to discuss options. Holiday closure dates Friday 24 December Open Monday 27 December Closed Tuesday 28 December Closed Wednesday 29 December Open Thursday 30 December Open Friday 31 December […]
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Celebrating 15 Years of Telomere Testing at RepeatDx
In 2005 Peter Lansdorp and Gary de Jong set out to address an unmet need, providing physicians with accurate and reproducible telomere length measurements for use in clinical practice. As we approach our 15th anniversary, we take a look back at the origins of RepeatDx (Repeat Diagnostics Inc.) and what we think makes us and […]
Can you measure telomeres; and why would you want to?
Telomere biology research is a growing and advancing field, but still people ask ‘can you actually measure telomere length?’ Here we answer this key question and also address how these telomere measurements can be useful. Can you measure telomeres? Yes. There are a number of different ways to measure telomere length, all with varying degrees […]
Rare Disease Day 2020: Why we want to show our support
Now in its 12th year, Rare Disease Day will be celebrated globally on February 29 2020. Here we explain why we want to get involved, and how you can show your support! Rare Disease Day takes place on the last day of February each year. The main objective is to raise awareness amongst the general […]
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 […]
3 telomere testing myths to watch out for
As a relatively new and constantly advancing science, telomere biology is not yet fully understood. This is an exciting time for research in the field, with many opportunities for new discoveries. Although, in the meantime, with the lack of knowledge comes the risk of misunderstandings and telomere testing myths. Myth #1. Telomere length measurements can […]
PFF Summit 2019: The highlights!
We were very excited to attend our first PFF Summit this year, as pulmonary fibrosis is a growing area of focus for us at RepeatDx. Here we reflect on our experience and share our highlights… Telomeres and pulmonary fibrosis The field of telomere biology research has grown dramatically in the last 15 years and associations […]