Telomere testing sample preparation

Preparing samples for shipment to RepeatDx for Flow FISH telomere length testing is a simple process, here we run through the equipment needed and the main steps from preparation to shipment. What is needed for collecting a sample for telomere testing? There are no specific sample collection / shipping kits required for telomere testing at […]

Happy Holidays: RepeatDx closure dates

Happy Holidays from RepeatDx

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 […]

3 reasons it may be helpful to order a telomere test for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

Reasons telomere testing may be useful for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

There is a growing body of clinical research investigating idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and telomere biology – here we explore some reasons why ordering a telomere length test may provide useful insight when diagnosing or treating someone with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.   What is idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis? Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (PF) is a complex disorder characterized […]

Guest blog: Genetic Counselor Katie discusses important considerations when testing for a Telomere Biology Disorder

Katie Bergstrom, Genetic Counselor talks testing for telomere biology disorders

Katie Bergstrom, a Genetic Counselor based in Seattle, kindly shares a guest blog discussing some important considerations for both individuals and families when testing for Telomere Biology Disorders. Telomere biology disorders (TBDs) are hereditary conditions characterized by disorders related to telomere maintenance. You can learn more about TBDs in this dedicated blog. TBDs can be […]

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 […]

Why order a telomere test?

Why order a telomere test?

With research and clinical applications for telomere length measurements increasing we discuss some situations when it may be helpful for physicians or researchers to order a telomere test. There are many situations in which telomere length measurements can be helpful, both in clinical care and in research settings. For the former, telomere test results can […]