Fight Ageing With Telomere Analysis
TeloTest™ is a genetic test for telomeric length analysis. Telomeres are DNA structures (TTAGGG tandem repeats) found at the end of chromosomes. They protect those chromosomes from errors that can happen during the cell-division cycle, and against external and internal damaging agents.
Telomeres shorten in every cell-division cycle – and that decrease in length is directly associated with human aging. In cases of early aging, telomeric length is often detected as shorter than expected, providing information about the degree of cellular aging of the body. Longer telomeres are related to increased lifespan and delayed development of
How is telomere length measured?
Telomeric length is quantified with the quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) molecular technique, using a sample obtained by a cheek swab. This process follows strict quality-controlled protocols and is always carried out in Fagron’s certified laboratories.
Using this process, doctors can evaluate a patient’s average telomeric length by comparison with the length of other known regions from the genome.
This method has been used in thousands of patients, and has high repeatability and reproducibility values.