Annual Physical

Annual Physical

 

VO2max Testing

 

The VO2max test is the criterion measure of aerobic power in athletes.  The point at which oxygen consumption plateaus defines the VO2 max or an individual’s maximal aerobic capacity. It is generally considered the best indicator of cardiorespiratory endurance and aerobic fitness.

 

While a high VO2 max may be a prerequisite for performance in endurance events at the highest level, other markers such as lactate threshold are more predictive of performance (3). Again, the speed at lactate threshold is more significant than the actual value itself.  Think of VO2 max as an athletes aerobic potential and the lactate threshold as the marker for how much of that potential they are tapping.

 

InBody – Total Body Tissue Analysis

 

Prime Health uses the InBody 570 Body Composition Analyzer, which goes beyond traditional body composition analysis. It not only analyzes how much fat and muscle you have, but it also measures your Total Body Water and divides it into Intracellular Water and Extracellular Water, values important for understanding a user’s fluid distribution in medical, wellness, or fitness contexts.

 

Each InBody Test will print out a full-page results sheet detailing the muscle, fat, and water values of the user. The InBody 570 provides you with lean mass and fat values in each segment of the body to give you a proper assessment of body composition.  Prime Health will identify how many pounds of lean mass and fat are in each body segment. This can be utilized to determine how specific diets and exercises are affecting the body composition.

 

EKG Test

 

During the EKG test, Prime Health members will lie on an exam table and a technician will place several small sensors on your chest, arms and legs.  These sensors have wires called leads which connect to the electrocardiogram machine. They create a 3D map of your heart’s natural electrical rhythms, which can immediately show whether you have any unusual heart activity. The sensors don’t deliver any electrical current; they only record your body’s own natural heart rhythms. The test lasts for six seconds, and the results are printed out and can be interpreted immediately.

 

Genetic Testing / Telomere Testing

 

Telomeres are sections of DNA at the end of each chromosome that serve as a cap to your genetic material.  Every time a cell replicates, its telomere will become shorter.  Shorter telomeres imply a shorter life span for a cell.
Age-adjusted telomere length is the best method to date to assess biological age using structural analysis of chromosomal change in the telomere.  Serial evaluation of telomere length is an indicator of how rapidly one ages relative to a normal population.  Therapies directed at slowing the loss of telomere length may slow aging and age-related diseases.

 

Executive Hormone Panel