In 2019, help your
cells stay younger longer.

Get a free Advanced Ancestry test today with your monthly subscription to our telomere health improvement plan. Plan includes twice-a-year TeloYears DNA tests, plus a daily cellular supplement to add to your personalized plan to control how well you're aging.

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Get two TeloYears tests per year,
one FREE* Ancestry test...

An affordable monthly plan to track your cellular age based on your telomere length. Measure your baseline today, then automatically every 6 months thereafter to track your progress. *Get a FREE ancestry test when you commit to a one-year subscription (12 payments).

...and one bottle of Telomere Support each month.

Beyond a regular multivitamin, our cellular supplement was custom-designed from ingredients that clinical studies have shown to help you optimize your telomere health. One bottle (a 30-day supply) will be sent automatically each month until canceled.

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Improve your long-term health. Get both your ancestry and cellular age based on your telomeres - the caps on your DNA that, unlike your ancestry, you can actually change.

Thinking about using a DNA test to learn where your family came from? Then you should try TeloYears, a different DNA test. It offers Advanced Ancestry with more quantified ethnic groups, but that's not all. TeloYears also tracks your cellular age. It's based on your telomeres, a unique part of the DNA that - unlike your ancestry - you can actually change. Don't just take any DNA test. Choose TeloYears and get your ancestry plus results you can really use to help keep your cells younger longer.

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Want to track your cellular age?

Your telomere health matters. Take control of it with TeloYears.

Inside all your cells are telomeres, the protective caps on your DNA that shorten with age but also change with lifestyle factors like nutrition, chronic stress, sleep quality, physical activity, and even strained relationships. Telomeres have been called "the new cholesterol" because decades of clinical research have shown that--beyond how old you are--telomere length associates with the risk of heart disease (America's #1 cause of death), and longevity in general.

The longer your telomeres, the younger your cellular age.

Your telomeres are vitally important. And the good news is that, unlike ancestry, telomeres are a unique part of the DNA that can actually change. That's why TeloYears offers a two-part solution designed for those who are willing to improve their long-term health and keep their cells younger longer. Go beyond ancestry testing alone and get DNA test results you can actually use.

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Telomere Support
Cellular Supplement

Try adding this to your healthier lifestyle.

Based on our review of telomere science, we custom designed this specific formulation of ingredients, which have been most shown in clinical studies to associate with telomere length and telomerase activity. Now conveniently available to those who are willing to try one simple step to help them optimize their telomere health.

And we stand behind its measurable results.

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Control how well you're aging

A personalized solution to
help you improve your health.

TeloYears test kit

Collect your sample

Use the sample kit to collect a drop or two of blood from your finger at home and mail it back. We analyze your DNA & measure your telomere length.

TeloYears test results

Get baseline results

Reports your telomere length as a percentile and the current age of your cells in TeloYears plus a Blueprint to improve including a self assessment. See sample report

TeloCoach session

TeloCoach call option

An option to get advice and support from a certified expert to help you understand your results and customize a specific action plan based on a personalized assessment.

Personalized action plan

Take Supplement & Retest

Add our Telomere Support specially formulated cellular supplement to your improvement plan. Track improvements through retesting.

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TeloYears + Advanced Ancestry

If you are willing to get more from your DNA, upgrade to our new TeloYears + Advanced Ancestry service, the world's first next generation sequencing-based ancestry test. That means a better pie chart with expandable ethnic groups, more genome-wide data for high confidence results, plus the first in-depth East Asian ancestry assessment. Get the more complete story of you.

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Man with ancestry mapping

Ancestry Key

  • 6.74% East Asian
    • 3.51% East China, South Central China
      • 3.51% Han
    • 1.93% North China, Northeast China
      • 1.46% Daur
      • 0.47% Others
    • 1.30% Northwest China
      • 1.30% Naxi
  • 26.88% European
    • 4.14% Basque County
    • 5.94% British Isles
    • 4.08% France
    • 10.75% Italian Peninsula
    • 1.97% Scandinavia
  • 50.39% Native American
    • 6.83% Colombian
    • 6.17% Karitiana
    • 28.19% Maya
    • 3.40% Paiter
    • 5.79% Pima
  • 7.11% African
    • 7.11% West Africa
      • 1.19% Mandinka
      • 5.92% Yoruba
  • 2.50% South Asian
    • 2.50% Balochi, Brahui, Makran
  • 6.39% West Asian
    • 3.91% Druze
    • 2.48% Palestinian
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What can I do to improve my telomere health?

See proof that these lifestyle factors can make an impact.

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  • excercise


  • nutrition


  • sleep


Telomere Science

20,000+ studies on telomeres.
Now it's available to you.

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Provides a health assessment based on your DNA YES YES NO
Analyzes your telomere length to learn how well you're aging YES NO NO
Over 20,000 clinical studies published on the biomarker measured YES NO NO
Actionable, because it can change based on lifestyle factors YES NO NO
Offers one-on-one coaching from experts & personalized lifestyle improvement plans YES NO NO
Improvement can be tracked by retesting YES NO NO
Get your results in just 2 to 4 weeks YES NO NO
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We are the world’s only lab to succesfully publish the analytical validation of our telomere test method in a peer reviewed scientific journal. See the article here.
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  • Track your progress by remeasuring
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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What if my cells' age in TeloYears come back older than my actual age despite a healthy lifestyle?

    Whether or not your TeloYears test results are what you expected, you should know that there are steps you can take to slow down the aging process. However each individual is different. Many people live long, healthy lives with shorter than average telomeres due to genetics or other factors. The rate of change of your telomere length is very individual and can be affected, both positively and negatively, by many contributing factors including genetics, lifestyle, stress and environment. In fact, the rate of change is not constant even within the same person's lifetime. You may be able to slow the rate at which your telomeres shorten with lifestyle interventions. Telomeres can shorten more rapidly during periods of stress such as serious illness or infection. Likewise, during periods of good health, the telomeric rate of shortening can slow significantly. Finally, proper diet, exercise and stress management have been shown to even increase telomere length.

  • How accurate is the TeloYears test?

    Accuracy and precision are important considerations for any lab test. They can be expressed statistically in terms of a test's coefficient of variation (CV) which is typically expressed as a percentage - the lower the better. We are the world’s only lab to successfully publish the analytical validation of our telomere test method in a peer reviewed scientific journal. In our analytical validation of the TeloYears test, we have shown that the same sample analyzed on twelve different days resulted in less than 2% CVs (Blauwkamp et al JALM 2:4 2017). This is extremely good for a lab developed test such as ours and indicates a high level of precision and reproducibility surrounding our method of relative average telomere length measurement.

  • How is TeloYears regulated? Is it approved by the FDA?

    Our TeloYears lab is CLIA certified. This means our lab has met rigorous quality standards (including qualifications for certain individuals) and passed inspections to ensure accuracy and reliability of the results as regulated by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), which is who regulates laboratory testing in the USA through the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA). It has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The TeloYears lab is regulated under CLIA as qualified to perform high complexity clinical testing. Based on passing recent inspections and meeting stringent quality standards, we have earned a CLIA Certificate of Compliance, which we keep current at all times. The performance characteristics of TeloYears were determined by Telomere Diagnostics.

  • Why should I trust your company and lab results?

    Because your telomere analysis is performed in our own US laboratory, which has been inspected & certified to comply with standards under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988. A CLIA-certified lab must meet high quality standards, including qualifications for staff who perform the test & process controls to ensure accurate, reliable results.

  • Why do you use blood instead of saliva to extract my DNA?

    Blood is the standard sample collection method used for telomere measurement in the scientific literature as it is typically more reliable than saliva. The TeloYears method to collect a drop of blood via a simple fingerstick offers the best combination of reliability and convenience. There are plenty of cells (up to 50,000) in a single drop of blood for us to reliably measure your telomeres. In addition, you can perform the fingerstick in the comfort of your own home. You do not need to go to a doctor’s office or laboratory for a routine blood draw. While telomeres could be measured from saliva, the result can be more variable due to external factors like toothpaste, food, phlegm, coffee, and other contaminants.

  • Is there a risk that my blood sample may degrade on its way back to the lab?

    To ensure accuracy, TeloYears adheres to high quality standards and tests blood samples it receives for DNA degradation. Occasionally, a new sample may be required if the initial sample was mishandled or delayed by the US Postal Service in a way that causes the sample to become unusable. This is usually less than 5% of the time.

  • Why does it take 3-4 weeks to receive my results?

    To ensure quality, the TeloYears lab uses a highly complex process including DNA extraction, quantification, normalization, and amplification as part of our proprietary quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) telomere length measurement assay. It will typically take 3-4 weeks to get your results once we receive your sample, but it can be sooner. As soon as they are available, your results will be uploaded to a secure online portal and you will receive an email on how to access it.

  • Can a similar test be done by my doctor?

    Yes. In fact, a growing number of doctors across the US are now ordering TeloYears directly from us for their own patients.

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