Biometrics Health Screening

Height, Weight, BMI, Blood Pressure


Test Code: 101300

Description:

Biometrics Health Screening

This test provides several measurements that are useful for monitoring your overall health.  Biometric testing can be used for a variety of purposes such as individuals who are monitoring their health for personal reasons, people who need to assess their health status as a requirement for their insurance provider, or companies who are participating in employee wellness programs.  A biometric screening can be ordered along with other lab tests and the measurements will be taken at the lab's patient service center at the same time other specimens are collected.

  • Height (in Inches)
  • Weight (in pounds)
  • Body Mass Index (BMI)
  • Waist Circumference (in inches)
  • Blood Pressure (systolic and diastolic)

Body mass index (BMI) is calculated from a person's height and weight and used as a general guideline to determine if they are under or overweight.  Increased BMI can indicate that a person is at risk for a number of health problems such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes, high blood pressure, as well as certain types of cancers.  

Blood pressure, the force of the blood flowing through your blood vessels, is a combination of 2 values.  Systolic blood pressure measures how much pressure your blood exerts on the walls of your arteries when the heart beats.  Diastolic blood pressure is the pressure your blood exerts in between heartbeats.  A person's blood pressure is usually expressed as their systolic number over their diastolic number.  Over time, high blood pressure can contribute to a number of health problems including heart failure, stroke, heart attack, vision loss, kidney failure, and sexual dysfunction.

Other common blood tests may be ordered along with biometrics for a more comprehensive general health screening.  See our General Wellness Testing Category for a full list of available tests and packages.

Turnaround for this test is typically 1-3 business days.

Note: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.

Requirements:

Not all lab locations are able to perform biometric measurements.  When selecting a lab location for your order, you will only be able to choose from locations that can perform this test.

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Note: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.

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Frequently Ordered Together


BUN
GGT
TSH

DHT


TSH