Telomere Shortening

Current research shows that telomere shortening contributes to cellular aging and susceptibility to metabolic disorders and chronic disease. According to scientific research, telomere shortening may contribute to aging and age-related conditions. Telomeres are segments of DNA found at the ends of chromosomes. They can be prematurely shortened when exposed to environmental chemicals, oxidation, inflammation, and stress. This leads to DNA damage and contributes to early cell death

Associated conditions

Shorter telomeres have been associated with cardiovascular disease, inflammatory disorders, metabolic syndrome, diabetes, cognitive decline, and other chronic degenerative conditions associated with aging.

  • Neurological conditions such as Cognitive impairment, chronic stress
  • Metabolic disorders such as Diabetes, glucose intolerance, obesity
  • Cardiovascular diseases such as Atherosclerosis, coronary artery disease
  • Musculoskeletal disorders such as Osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis
  • Immune-related conditions such as Hepatitis C, cancer, autoimmune disorders

Inflammation, Aging, and its association with Telomeres

Inflammation is associated with aging and telomere shortening. Telomeres become shorter after each cell division until eventually, chromosomal DNA reaches a critical point at which the cell can no longer divide (known as the Hayflick limit). The loss of this protective telomere “armor” renders DNA vulnerable to damage and may result in an individual’s increased risk for accelerated aging and associated health conditions. If telomeres are maintained, then termination of cell division (senescence) and programmed cell death (apoptosis) can be delayed. The test analyzes your average telomere length in white blood cells compared to the normal reference range for your age-matched population.

Test results

Easy to understand color-coded test results compare telomere length to reference ranges of your age-matched population. Graphic version of the result allows for easier understanding and analysis.

Telomere Length Test Pricing

Telomere Length Test

$240

$165 When combined with an Alcat Test, CICA or MethylDetox Profile
The kit will be shipped containing the necessary supplies within 3 business days. We will request a phlebotomist to contact you for scheduling of your blood draw at a time and location convenient for you.
All blood draw services are handled with accredited and licensed 3rd party companies. We are not responsible for scheduling, drawing, handling or shipment back to the Cell Science laboratory.

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