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Why Doesn’t SpectraCell Put Biological Age on the Telomere Report?

Short Answer:  Telomere length is only one of many physiological factors that affect biological age.  Other factors that affect cellular aging include levels of inflammation, oxidative stress, lipid peroxidation, mitochondrial function, epigenetics, metabolic efficiency and more.  To reduce biological age to just telomere length is somewhat misleading.  Although it is a good marketing tactic, reporting a biological age based solely on telomere length is a gross oversimplif... Read More
at Monday, February 20, 2023

I Got My Telomere Test, Now What?

I Got My Telomere Test, Now What? Here’s a primer on what you can do to understand your telomere test results This is the most common question about telomere testing that Spectracell receives:  What do I do with the results?   It is often followed up by the second most common question:  Why isn’t biological age on the report.   Here we’ll answer both.But first, a little background on telomeres… Telomeres are the protective cap on the... Read More
Posted by Nichole Herms at Friday, February 3, 2023

Telomere Lengthening Captures the Attention of ABC News and the World

Telomere testing and reducing the rate of shortening has captured the attention of mainstream media. Have we found the secret to the Fountain of Youth? Read the following news excerpt from November 29th’s news report: http://abcnews.go.com/Health/Alzheimers/aging-reversed-mice/story?id=12269125 You can determine how fast you and your patients are aging with Telomere Testing from SpectraCell Laboratories, Inc.   Are you considering implementing telomere testing in your practice? If ... Read More
Posted by Elissa Rodriguez at Thursday, December 9, 2010