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Healthspan Testing

Explore the variety of tests we offer at Healthspan By Design to empower your health journey. Our suite includes genetic insights, food sensitivities, cancer screening, comprehensive body scans, and more, all tailored to guide you toward optimal health and longevity. Discover how each test can contribute to a personalized health strategy designed with your unique needs in mind.

Genetic testing

Genetic testing is a process that examines an individual’s DNA to identify specific genetic variations or mutations. These variations are known as Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (SNPs). SNPs can provide valuable information about an individual’s genetic predispositions, ancestry, and potential risk for certain health conditions. By analyzing these SNPs, genetic testing can offer insights into personalized healthcare, lifestyle recommendations, and tailored treatment options based on an individual’s unique genetic profile. (This information is best paired with your bloodwork and biomarkers. Together we will execute a plan of action for optimal healthspan that is tailored just for you.)

Biological age testing

A biological age test evaluates your body’s aging rate compared to your chronological age, identifying potential health risks and areas for intervention. TruAge provides two distinct assessments: The OMICm Age test, in collaboration with Harvard University, which analyzes your biological age and uncovers factors accelerating aging, and the Pace of Aging Report, based on the exclusive DunedinPACE algorithm, which compares your aging speed to the average year, derived from a comprehensive, multi-decade study. Together, these tests offer unparalleled insights into aging, guiding users towards personalized health and wellness strategies.

Food sensitivity testing

96 Food Sensitivity (IgG): An IgG food sensitivity test is a type of blood test that aims to identify an individual’s immune system response to specific foods. It measures the levels of IgG antibodies, which are produced by the immune system in response to the presence of certain food antigens.

The test is designed to detect delayed food reactions, as opposed to immediate allergic reactions that involve IgE antibodies. IgG food sensitivity tests claim to identify foods that may be causing inflammation or other symptoms in the body, potentially leading to chronic health issues

Symptoms of Food Sensitivities

Attention disorders
Skin disorders: eczema, hives, acne, psoriasis
Stomach ache
Acid reflux
Systemic inflammation
Constipation or diarrhea
Joint pain
Brain fog
Unexplained weight loss or gain
Difficulty in concentrating
Irritable bowels
Behavioral issues

Liquid biopsy cancer screening- blood Test

The Galleri test detects more than 50 types of cancer through a single blood draw.

Test benefits:

1. Early cancer detection

  • Early detection can help improve treatment outcomes and survival.
  • The Galleri test detects many cancers that are not commonly screened for today, allowing for earlier treatment. The test analyzes small fragments of DNA in the bloodstream to determine if there are fragments that may have come from cancer cells.
  • If a DNA cancer signal is detected, the test is also designed to identify where in the body the signal may be coming from and guide further testing.
  • The test itself does not diagnose cancer.

Full body MRI cancer screening

In just one hour, a full body MRI detects signs of possible early cancer and other diseases in up to 13 major organs: Brain, Spine, Thyroid, Lungs*, Liver, Gallbladder, Pancreas, Spleen, Kidney, Adrenal Glands, Bladder, Ovaries, Uterus and. Prostate.

The sensitivity of an MRI makes it possible to catch possible cancer smaller than 3mm.

*5-minute low-dose chest CT.

DEXA scan

A DEXA (Dual-energy X-ray Absorptiometry) scan is a specialized type of X-ray that provides valuable information about a person’s body composition and bone health. Here are the key pieces of information a DEXA scan can provide:

1. Bone Mineral Density (BMD): DEXA scans are most commonly used to measure BMD, which is an indicator of bone strength and density. It can help identify osteoporosis or osteopenia, conditions characterized by low bone density and an increased risk of fractures.

2. Body Fat Percentage: DEXA scans can accurately measure the amount of body fat present in different areas of the body. This information is useful for assessing overall body composition and tracking changes during weight management or fitness programs.

3. Lean Mass: DEXA scans also provide data on lean mass, which includes muscles, organs, and other non-fat tissues. Monitoring lean mass can be beneficial for athletes or individuals undergoing strength training programs.

4. Visceral Fat: In addition to total body fat, DEXA scans can identify the amount of visceral fat, which is the fat that surrounds organs in the abdominal area. High levels of visceral fat are associated with an increased risk of various health issues, such as cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes.

5. Regional Fat Distribution: DEXA scans can show fat distribution in specific regions of the body, providing insights into potential health risks associated with fat accumulation in certain areas.

VO2 Max and basal metabolic rate testing

VO2 max, also known as maximal oxygen uptake, is a measure of the maximum amount of oxygen your body can use during intense physical activity. It is a key indicator of aerobic fitness and endurance capacity.  VO2 max has been shown to be a strong and independent predictor of all-cause and disease-specific mortality regardless of sex and race.

A VO2 max test is a specialized assessment that determines your body’s ability to consume and utilize oxygen while exercising at increasing levels of intensity. During the test, you typically perform physical activities like running or cycling on a treadmill or stationary bike while wearing a mask or using a mouthpiece to measure the amount of inhaled and exhaled oxygen. The test continues until you reach your maximum effort, and the data collected helps determine your VO2 max value.

Coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA)- 3D Image of heart arteries

Cleerly is a clinically-proven, AI-based digital care platform that works with coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) imaging to help clinicians precisely identify and define atherosclerosis earlier, so they can provide personalized, life-saving treatment plans for all patients throughout their care continuum.

Cleerly measures atherosclerosis – plaque build-up in the heart’s arteries – not indirect markers such as risk factors and symptoms of disease.

Cleerly analyzes, characterizes and quantifies types of plaque, so they can more accurately determine a patient’s risk of heart attack and develop a treatment plan to improve heart health – no matter where they are on the heart disease continuum.

Continuous glucose monitoring

A continuous glucose monitor (CGM) provides real-time data on glucose levels, offering a more accurate representation of blood sugar fluctuations throughout the day. On the other hand, Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) is an average of blood sugar levels over the past 2-3 months.

The CGM measures glucose levels in the interstitial fluid, which closely reflects blood glucose levels. In contrast, HbA1c measures the percentage of glucose attached to hemoglobin in red blood cells over a longer period. Since HbA1c represents an average, it may not capture short-term fluctuations or specific patterns in glucose levels.

Therefore, CGM provides more precise and real-time data. It allows the clinician to observe how a patient’s individual metabolism responds to a certain eating pattern and make changes to diet quickly when blood glucose is erratic.

Gut DNA Testing

Our GI SereniT™ program utilizes cutting-edge technology to perform a comprehensive microbiome assay. This advanced testing maps the complete microbiome, including bacteria, parasites, fungus, and phages. Leveraging AI and over 30,000 unique formulations, we provide precise, custom probiotic treatment plans. This technology offers significant clinical implications by addressing the root causes of gut dysbiosis, resulting in enhanced patient outcomes. Whether dealing with IBS, IBD, mood disorders, or other health issues, our advanced DNA testing supports your patients’ lifelong health and wellness.

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