At Washington Nutrition and Counseling Group we offer 3 Nutrition Tests; METABOLISM TESTING to measure how efficient you burn calories, MICRONUTRIENT TESTING to assess your vitamin and mineral status and The DEXA SCAN to analyze your bone density and body fat.

These three tests combined will help your licensed dietitian nutritionist develop a very comprehensive individualized nutrition treatment plan including the amount of calories, carbohydrates, protein, and fats you need and vitamins and minerals through food and possibly supplementation to help you meet your specific weight, body composition, and health goals.

All of our testing is self-pay, and performed at our Alexandria Office Location.

Contact us  for more information about our nutrition tests or you can schedule a nutrition test on the calendar below.

   

If you want to lose weight or build muscle it is very important to know how many calories you need. The metabolism test measures the amount of calories your unique body composition needs, allowing our dietitian nutritionist to determine how many calories, fat, carbohydrates and protein you need to reach your weight and body composition goals. The metabolism test is a small hand-held device you breathe into while your nose is plugged that measures the amount of calories your need based on your unique body composition. It is not difficult to do – you just sit still and breathe for 10 minutes.

Your Metabolism Testing results will be explained to you at our Alexandria Office Location to help you determine how efficient your metabolism is at the time of service with one of our licensed dietitian nutritionists on site. She will then calculate your food goals. If your goal is weight loss, this will help your dietitian nutritionist choose the best weight loss program for you. If you choose to continue with nutrition counseling, this information will be passed onto your dietitian nutritionist so she can provide you with the best guidance based on your calorie and macronutrient goals at your nutrition counseling sessions.

You can purchase and schedule a metabolism test on the calendar below.
METABOLISM TESTING ............................……………… $100

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Micronutrient testing is an assessment of your nutritional status; the functional level and capability of 33 vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and antioxidants present within white blood cells. Vitamins and minerals are absolutely essential for optimal health and metabolism. Even a slight vitamin, mineral, or antioxidant deficiency can contribute to degenerative processes.  Our Micronutrient Test is done with a phlebotomist who will draw your blood at our Alexandria office location.

You can schedule your blood draw appointment on the calendar below. You will meet with your dietitian nutritionist 2 weeks after the blood draw at your nutrition counseling session at one of our office locations or virtually. At this time they will review the results and set you up on a supplement regimen with our line of professional-grade supplements.

You can purchase and schedule a Micronutrient Test on the calendar below.

 
MICRONUTRIENT TESTING …………………………………… $550
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The DEXA SCAN is an enhanced form of x-ray technology and the GOLD STANDARD, meaning the most accurate method for registering fat and lean mass distribution throughout the entire body and as it quantifies your bone mass (to identify osteoporosis), and body fat including visceral fat (which correlates to your risk for hormonal imbalances and disease).

After each scan it is recommended you work with your licensed dietitian nutritionist, so they can help you create a specific diet plan to improve your DEXA scan numbers which will result in improved body mass composition and enhanced overall health. The test is simple, non-invasive, and relaxing, and the machine is very open as you lay down in our DEXA body scan machine for 5 minutes. This information will then be passed onto your dietitian nutritionist so she can provide you with meal plans and nutrition guidance to help you improve your DEXA SCAN results.

DEXA SCAN Services may be scheduled and purchased on the below Calendar. All DEXA Scans are performed at our Alexandria Office Location.

DEXA SCAN ……………………………………………………………………… $95
DEXA Scan performed w/DEXA Tech. Results are emailed. Does not include RD consult

DEXA SCAN with 15 MINUTE NUTRITION CONSULT..…… $175
Virtual or in person visit with RD to explain DEXA Scan Results

15 MIN NUTRITION CONSULTATION W/ RD TO REVIEW DEXA SCAN RESULTS …........................... $80
Only valid when DEXA is purchased on other platforms/locations

DEXA SCAN WITH METABOLISM TEST & 15 MIN NUTRITION CONSULTATION ............................................................... $200
Dietitian Nutritionist will explain the DEXA Scan and Metabolism Test Results

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