Top tips for telomere testing

Below you will find the 4 most important pieces of advice we want to share, to ensure successful and efficient telomere length testing with RepeatDx! For more advice, you can also watch our video outlining the process of sample preparation and shipment here.

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 […]

Telomere Length Is Correlated With Quality Of Life In COPD

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is an age-related disease, with data supporting the notion that COPD is a systemic disease of accelerated aging. COPD is associated with oxidative stress, which becomes amplified during exacerbations and enhances telomere shortening. A recent 2018 study shows that participants with moderate-to-severe COPD who had shorter leukocyte telomere lengths were […]