Below are useful resources for individuals who have already purchased a TeloYears test.
Key steps to submitting your sample
1. Poke finger with small lancet
2. Dab one-drop of blood on strip
3. Place strip into small transport tube
4. Mail your sample on the same day as collected
We report the length of your telomeres as a percentile in comparison to people your same age and gender. Your results are measured from the average telomere length (ATL) of the white blood cells in your one-drop blood sample. Most results will be in the 0.8 to 1.1 range.
In this example, this individual’s ATL was calculated as the 72nd percentile which means that his telomeres are longer than 72% of men his age. View close-up.
If your results are in the gray zone, it means that your telomeres are longer than at least a quarter but shorter than the top half of the people your age and gender—26th to 50th percentile.
If your results are in the red zone, it means that your telomeres are in the shortest quartile than at least a quarter but shorter than the top half of the people your age and gender—0 to 25th percentile.View close-up.
Generally speaking, your age in TeloYears is the age of a typical man or woman whose telomere length is similar to yours—and can be older or younger than your actual age.
Your age in TeloYears is also color coded and your age in TeloYears will appear in the same colored zone as your ATL/Percentile score above. If your age in TeloYears is younger than your actual age (as shown in this example), your age in TeloYears will appear in the green zone. Conversely, if your age in TeloYears is older than your actual age, your age in TeloYears will appear in either the gray or red zone (red if it's in the shortest 25% of people your age and gender). View close-up.
Learn more about how your age in TeloYears is calculated.
This section presents your TeloYears results over time. It becomes more useful with repeat testing.
The graph show bars for both your current and prior test (if you’ve had one). The height of the bar is calculated as the difference between your actual age and your age in TeloYears for each test. Upward bars are green (from the x-axis) and mean that your age in TeloYears was younger than your actual age for that test. Downward bars are gray or red (bottom 25%) and mean that your age in TeloYears was older than your actual age for that test. View close-up.
Some studies have shown that changes to exercise, diet, stress management and other lifestyle choices may slow down shortening or even increase telomere length. Our advisors suggest repeat testing in 6 to 12 months. Additional information is available in the TeloYears Blueprint for Aging Well included with your TeloYears test results.