Telomere Testing Instructions and Online Ordering
Telomere testing is available with a simple blood draw.
Your Telomere Assay: A window to your cellular age.
Telomeres are sections of genetic material at the end of each of your
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. SpectraCell’s Telomere Test can
determine the length of your telomeres in relation to your age.
SpectraCell’s Telomere Test analyzes:
- Lysis of Cells
- DNA Extraction
We are proud to offer the ONLY commercially available telomere assay in the United
Your Telomere Testing kit includes everything. You will need to go to your doctor or laboratory for a blood
draw. Some states and laboratories may require a doctor's order to draw your blood. Click here for state blood draw
laws and options.
Telomere Test Collection/Packaging Instructions:
Fasting is NOT required.
- Collect one 2.7 ml sodium citrate (blue top) tube of whole blood.
- Gently invert 5 times to mix the blood thoroughly with the anticoagulant.
- DO NOT SPIN or FREEZE the specimen.
- Label tube with patient name and date and affix sticker from requisition.
- Specimen may be sent in either the MicroNutrient test package or the LPP package. Follow packaging
instructions provided with kit of choice.
- Insert the box into the supplied Lab Pack envelope, seal tightly and affix the Fed Ex expanded billable
stamp to the indicated spot. (Up to 4 MicroNutrient boxes or 3 LPP boxes may be placed in on Lab Pack
- Complete the "Shipper" portion of the stamp.
Telomere Test Shipping Instructions:
- DO NOT PLACE THE SHIPMENT IN A DROP BOX.
- DO NOT USE THE AUTOMATED SYSTEM WHEN CALLING FOR A PICKUP. SPEAK WITH A CUSTOMER SERVICE
- Call Fed Ex for courier pickup ASAP at 800-463-3339, but no later than 3:00PM,
- THE LABORATORY IS OPEN ON SATURDAYS TO RECEIVE SPECIMENS COLLECTED ON FRIDAYS.
My office will receive your results from SpectraCell Laboratory within 5-7 business days. We will mail
you a copy via regular mail or email a copy via your email address provided at time of purchase.
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