Clinic Services

Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DXA)

A machine that measures bone density

Measures bone density and body composition. DXA is the gold standard for measuring body composition and provides data such as: body fat percentage, lean body mass, visceral fat content and regions of fat distribution. On the day of the exam you may eat normally. You should wear fitted/spandex clothing, avoiding garments that have metal underwire, zippers, or buttons and remove all jewelry. This test cannot be performed if you think you might be pregnant.

Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR)

A medical bed with a device used to measure resting metabolic rate

Measuring your resting metabolic rate tells you the amount of calories your body burns when at rest. The RMR provides a baseline of how much you should be eating and can help with weight management and nutrition planning. This test requires you to remain in a comfortable relaxed state for 20 minutes. In order to achieve accurate results, you must come fasting for 10 hours from food, exercise, caffeine and smoking.

V02 max

Treadmill with various sensoring devices

This test is an indicator of cardiorespiratory (aerobic) fitness and involves walking and/or running on a treadmill. Individuals with higher VO2 max values can tolerate higher exercise intensity for longer duration than those with lower cardiorespiratory fitness. This test takes approximately 1 hour, including preparation and cool down, with the actual exercise time lasting approximately 8-12 minutes. Your lactate threshold can be measured during the VO2 max test for an additional charge.

Blood work

 A comprehensive metabolic and lipid panel can be included with a blood draw. Patients must arrive in a fasted state for the most accurate results. Other specific blood markers can be added (costs may vary).  

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