The MedGem® Metabolism Test determines how efficient your unique metabolism is; meaning the amount of calories you need to maintain your weight. This number is very important to know in order to calculate the accurate amount of calories you need to lose weight or build muscle. The Metabolism Test Device is a small hand-held machine you breathe into while your nose is plugged. It takes about 10 minutes. It is not uncomfortable nor difficult to do – you just sit still and breathe.
The results of the metabolism test will be explained at your visit. Or the dietitian nutritionist on-site will review these results with you and give you calorie and macronutrient goals (carbohydrates, fats, and proteins) to help you reach your weight, body composition, and health goals.
The metabolism measurement may be scheduled at any time but it is important to avoid caffeine and not eat, drink (water is OK) or exercise 4 hours before the test.
Requirements to get the most accurate results:
- Do not eat or drink anything for at least 4 hrs. prior to your scheduled appt. except for water.
- Do not exercise for at least 4 hrs. prior to your scheduled appt.
- Do not drink caffeine or nutrition supplements for 4 hrs. prior to your scheduled appt.
- Do not use nicotine for 1 hour prior to your scheduled appt. You can continue to take any prescribed medications.
Metabolism Testing can be done at our Alexandria Office Location. The results will be reviewed on-site and give you calorie and macronutrient goals (carbohydrates, fats, and proteins) to help you reach your weight, body composition, and health goals. You can schedule a Metabolism Test or a Metabolism Test with a DEXA Scan on the calendar below. We also offer weekly meal plan menus with recipes and grocery lists based on your Metabolism Test and DEXA Scan Results to help you reach you weight, body composition and health goals.
Schedule on the calendar below. Nutrition Testing is at our Alexandria Office only on Wednesdays and Fridays.
Self–Pay Rates For Nutrition Testing
DEXA Scan performed w/DEXA Tech. Results are emailed. Does not include RD consult.
Virtual or in-person visit with RD to explain Metabolism Testing and DEXA Scan results
In-person visit w/ RD to measure metabolism and review results. (DEXA Scan results will be reviewed with RD at this time if purchased separately or on another platform).
Includes blood draw & explanation of the results w/ an RD. A comprehensive supplement plan to address your vitamin and mineral deficiencies is designed and provided to patient.