Testing Descriptions in Alphabetical Order
A1c Reflex (Advanced Blood Sugar) is a more stable screening option for detecting diabetes because fasting status has no bearing on the accuracy of the result. A1c is a form of hemoglobin used to identify the average blood sugar concentration of a participant over about 3 months. The A1c is triggered when a participant is a known diabetic or when non-fasting blood sugar is 140 or above or fasting blood sugar is 110 or above.
Blood Glucose also is known as blood sugar, is a measurement of the amount of glucose in your blood. If your body is unable to process excess sugars effectively, your blood glucose levels will rise and place you at risk for a condition known as diabetes mellitus. This is ideally a fasting test although non-fasting numbers are also available.
Blood Oxygen Saturation (Pulse Oximetry) is a test used to measure the oxygen level (oxygen saturation) of the blood. It is an easy, painless measure of how well oxygen is being sent to parts of your body furthest from your heart, such as the arms and legs.
Blood Pressure is the force of the blood pushing against the walls of your arteries. Systolic pressure (top number) is the pressure exerted on the artery wall when the heart is contracting. Diastolic pressure (bottom number) is the pressure when the heart is relaxing between beats. The measurement of blood pressure is given by these two numbers, systolic/diastolic. Blood pressure is an important indicator for health because a high blood pressure measurement can indicate other health problems and is sometimes called the silent killer because of the lack of symptoms.
BMI (Body Mass Index) is a measurement based on height and weight. It applies to both men and women and is not age-dependent. A mathematical formula involving your height and weight is used to calculate your BMI. BMI is just one indicator that may place you at risk for developing a chronic disease (such as cancer, diabetes, or heart disease).
Body Fat Percentage is a measurement that indicates how much of your body is made up of lean mass, and how much is made up of fat. Lean mass is the weight of all bones, organs, muscles and body fluids. Knowing your body fat percentage can help you determine what types of preventive steps are required to achieve a healthier lifestyle. A body fat measurement above the expected ranges may place you at risk for heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and other chronic health problems.
Bone Density is a screening that measures how dense your bones are. The higher the density of your bones the better. Bone density tests are important because they determine if you are at risk for osteoporosis.
Cardiac Risk Assessment is a tool designed to estimate risk in adults aged 20 and older who do not have known heart disease or diabetes. The risk factors included in the calculation are age, total cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, systolic blood pressure, treatment for hypertension, and cigarette smoking. The risk score gives estimates for “hard CHD (Coronary Heart Disease)” which includes myocardial infarction and coronary death.
Chair Massage is a fun and relaxing way to provide that little something extra to your employees. Stress relief plays an important role in total wellness by reducing blood pressure, relieving tension, and eliminating headaches.
Cotinine is a saliva or blood test that detects cotinine, the primary ingredient in nicotine. The test is highly sensitive and will detect even the smallest concentrations of cotinine. Only a small sample of saliva or blood is required and results are ready in less than 5 minutes.
C-Reactive Protein (CRP) is one of the acute phase proteins that increases during systemic inflammation. Testing CRP levels in the blood is an additional way to assess cardiovascular disease risk. This test is done by placing a drop of blood on a collection card and sending it to a reference lab. The participant will receive a written report explaining their results.
DermaScan is a test that uses ultraviolet light to show skin damage that is invisible to the naked eye. This test will show you the damage your skin has already sustained from the sun and teach you how to protect your skin from further damage and skin cancer.
Drug Screenings whether for a new hire, or just routine testing, there are many options to choose from when doing a drug screening such as alcohol, THC, tobacco, cocaine, etc. Simply let us know what you want screened for and we'll take care of the rest.
Fitness Testing is a great way to kick off a fitness or weight loss challenge. We offer the Harvard step test, grip testing and sit and reach testing.
Focused Goal Setting - Our focused goal-setting program is our premium health coaching program and is not for the faint of heart. As with the packages above, employees get a results handout with all of their biometric information, and an easy to understand explanation of the tests and the medically accepted ranges. Our health coaches will then guide the participant through the S.W.I.F.T survey designed to help the participant develop a wellness strategy, set realistic expectations, achieve wellness goals specific to the employee’s needs, and answer any questions they may have.
Full Lipid Profileis a cholesterol test that measures TC (total cholesterol), HDL, LDL, triglycerides and TC/HDL risk ratio. Participants must fast for 8-12 hours before the test.
HDL (High-Density Lipoprotein) is called the "healthy or good" cholesterol because it helps clean your arteries of plaque deposits that can cause blockages “think Draino for your arteries”. High levels of HDL may lower your risk of heart disease. It is not necessary to fast for this test.
Health Coaching is a comer stone of any complete wellness plan and an integral part of what we provide. The more a person understands about their health the easier it is to make healthier choices. We have several plans to meet any budget or wellness plan, but if you have a particularly important issue we will build a customized program to meet your needs.
Hearing Screenings test the ability of an individual to hear speech frequencies of 500Hz, 1000Hz, 2000Hz and 4000Hz. This test is especially important in manufacturing settings where the likelihood of hearing damage may be increased.
Height and Weight are exactly as it sounds. You must get an accurate measurement so you know exactly where you stand. We use a medical-grade scale and measure height using a stadiometer just like in your doctor's office.
Health Risk Assessment (HRA) is one of the most widely used screening tools in the field of health promotion and is often the first step in a multi-component health promotion program. The HRA is a health questionnaire, used to provide individuals with an evaluation of their health risks and quality of life. An HRA commonly incorporates three key elements: 1. an extended questionnaire, 2. a risk calculation or score, and 3. some form of feedback i.e. face-to-face with a health advisor. We offer 2 types of HRA. The standard HRA and Lifestyle HRA. The standard HRA is a series of about 50 questions used to capture an individual’s health risks. Our LifeStyle HRA is a mini version (11 questions) and integrates seamlessly into our onsite custom report.
Healthy Eating on the Run is a manned or self-serve station that provides healthy eating tips, and suggestions on how to eat healthier in today's hectic lifestyle. Participants will receive handouts and sample snack packs in an "Eat This Not That" format.
Healthy Heart Display is a manned or self-serve station that provides an easy to understand display that highlights the primary risks for heart disease such as exercise, nutrition, smoking and family history. We utilize several models to help demonstrate the effects of heart disease and clogging of the arteries. Participants receive educational handouts to further enforce these topics and help to promote self-education.
LDL (Low-Density Lipoprotein) is known as the "lousy or bad" cholesterol because it contributes to the buildup of plaque deposits on your artery walls, a condition called atherosclerosis. The ideal LDL level is less than 100 mg/dl.
Lunch-N-Learns depending on your location we offer a wide variety of topics that range from dealing with stress to quitting smoking.
Nicotine - is a saliva or blood test that detects cotinine, the primary ingredient in nicotine. The test is highly sensitive and will detect even the smallest concentrations of cotinine. Only a small sample of saliva or blood is required and results are ready in less than 5 minutes.
Nutritional Counseling our onsite registered dietitians will answer questions help with meal planning and can even do a cooking demonstration. Let us know what you are looking for and we’ll design a plan especially for you.
One on One Coaching - This basic review of results goes over all the participant's results and offers tips on how to improve their numbers.
Online Scheduling - We will provide you with a web link where your employees can go and look at available days and times for their health screening. Your employees will simply log in, choose a date and time and book an appointment. They will receive an email confirmation and a reminder 24 hours before their appointment as well as any special instructions for the day of the screening.
Partial Lipid Profile is a non-fasting cholesterol test that measures the TC (total cholesterol) HDL and TC/HDL risk ratio levels in the blood.
Personalized Coaching - Our personalized coaching program offers a perfect solution for companies that are mindful of their employee’s tight schedules, yet want to provide as much information and guidance as possible. With our individualized plan employees get a results handout with all of their biometric information, and an easy to understand explanation of the tests and the medically accepted ranges. Our health coaches will review the information answer questions and offer tips and wellness suggestions pertinent to the individual employee's wants and needs.
Pulse Rate is the measure of how fast your heart is beating. The normal resting rate for an adult is between 60 and 100 beats per minute (BPM), depending on the person’s physical condition and age.
Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) is a test that measures small amounts of PSA in the bloodstream. This test helps detect diseases of the prostate including cancer. This test is done by placing a drop of blood on a collection card and sending it to a reference lab. The participant will receive a written report from the doctor explaining the results.
Smoking Cessation breaking the habit can be quite challenging and stressful. Our smoking cessation program can help. We’ll help guide participants along their journey, connect them with resources to help with quitting and hold them accountable to their goals.
Spirometry is a measure of lung function, specifically the volume of air that can be inhaled and exhaled. This test is extremely important for workers in factory and warehouse settings where dust and fibers are in particularity high concentrations. This test is important for assessing conditions such as asthma, pulmonary fibrosis, cystic fibrosis or COPD. The test is done by having the participant breath into the measuring device via a disposable mouthpiece.
Tobacco Screening is a saliva or blood test that detects cotinine, the primary ingredient in nicotine. The test is highly sensitive and will detect even the smallest concentrations of cotinine. Only a small sample of saliva or blood is required and results are ready in less than 5 minutes.
Total Cholesterol (TC) is one of the many components that form your lipid profile. Total cholesterol is the amount of cholesterol in your body at any given time, it includes HDL, LDL, VLDL, IDL, and chylomicrons.
TC/HDL Ratio (TC/HDL Risk Ratio) measures the amount of good cholesterol (HDL) compared to the total cholesterol level. Low ratio levels reduce your risk of developing heart disease. The ideal TC/HDL ratio is 4.0 or less.
Triglycerides are a type of fat found in your blood. When you eat, your body converts any calories it doesn't need to use right away into triglycerides. Later, hormones release triglycerides for energy between meals. Triglycerides and cholesterol are separate types of fats that circulate in your blood. Triglycerides store unused calories and provide your body with energy, and cholesterol is used to build cells and certain hormones.
Vision Screenings test visual acuity, or ability to see details at near and far distances. It involves reading letters of different sizes on an eye chart. Visual acuity is the most commonly used screening to evaluate eyesight. Each eye is screened individually and then both eyes are screened together. If an individual already wears glasses or contacts, they should wear them during this screening.
Waist Circumference – The name is misleading, it’s a measurement of the distance around the abdomen. It is not your pants size. A high waist circumference is associated with an increased risk for type 2 diabetes, dyslipidemia, hypertension, and cardiovascular disease when the BMI is above 25.
Waist-to-Hip Ratio (WHR) is a screening that measures the relationship between the differences in the measurement of your waist and hips. Individuals who carry extra weight around the waist ("apple shape") may increase their health risks for certain chronic disease, more than those individuals who carry extra weight around their hips and thighs ("pear shape”)
Walking Challenges A walking challenge is a collaborative walking goal or friendly competition that involves keeping track of steps taken per week to meet a specific challenge goal. This can be a great way to get your co-workers involved in friendly competition, physical activity, and a common goal.