THE TELOMERE ANALYSIS TECHNOLOGY TEST

Telomeres are sections of genetic material at the end of each chromosome whose primary function is to prevent chromosomal “fraying” when a cell replicates. As a cell ages, its telomeres become shorter. Eventually, the telomeres become too short to allow cell replication, the cell stops dividing and will ultimately die – a normal biological process.

The Telomere Analysis test gives you two types of information for managing your patient’s health:

1. The distribution of individual telomeres in a sample including the percentage of critically short telomeres,
2. The rate of telomere attrition when used on a longitudinal basis.

The Patient Telomere Score is calculated based on the patient’s telomere length on white blood cells.

Telomere testing is a valuable emerging diagnostic tool within the area of functional and preventive/personalized medicine with a number of clinical applications including:

  • As an overall global biomarker of health and the effectivity of programs and treatments designed to optimize healthy aging
  • Early detection of chronic / age-related diseases
  • Stratifying risk
  • Prognosis determination
  • Tailoring treatments

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CLINICAL APPLICATIONS OF TELOMERE TESTING

Telomere testing is a valuable emerging diagnostic tool within the area of functional and preventive/personalized medicine with a number of clinical applications including:

  • As an overall global biomarker of health and the effectivity of programs and treatments designed to optimize healthy aging
  • Early detection of chronic / age-related diseases
  • Stratifying risk
  • Prognosis determination
  • Tailoring treatments

Eastern Biotech’s telomere analysis test gives you two types of information for managing your patient’s health:

  1. The distribution of individual telomeres in a sample including the percentage of critically short telomeres
  2. The rate of telomere attrition when used on a longitudinal basis.

Eastern Biotech’s Telomere Analysis Test (TAT®) is the only assay that measures over 100,000 individual telomeres chromosome-by-chromosome in tens of thousands of cells in order to provide a comprehensive picture of cellular health. Our extensive, patient-friendly results report is thorough and easy to interpret and understand.

HOW TO PROTECT YOUR TELOMERES

HOW TO INTERPRET OUR RESULTS REPORT

You will find the following information in Eastern Biotech’s results report:
• Median and average telomere length,
• A detailed insight into your patient short telomeres by zooming into the 20th percentile
• Comparisons with our database by age band and percentiles
• Longitudinal analysis in order to understand the attrition over time that will show you how fast your patient is aging (when testing annually)
• And your patients’ estimated biological age

See our page-by-page explanation by watching this brief explanatory video that takes you through our report, or download our PDF.