Frequently Asked Questions
No. The community tests that we conduct are paid out of pocket. Credit card and check are accepted.
No, we do not perform clinical/diagnostic testing at this level. You should set up an appointment with your physician. If he/she thinks you need an exercise test, you will be referred to one of the clinical exercise testing labs and/or a Cardiologist. These labs perform the test, enter your test results into the electronic medical record, bill insurance, and have a physician present in case of an emergency.
The testing that we conduct in our lab is only for exercise prescription purposes. The test will provide you with information re: your fitness level and maximal heart rate. Since this is not a clinical lab performing diagnostic testing, we do not bill insurance.
If you are having the resting metabolism test you need to be fasted with for 12 hours; no morning caffeine; no morning exercise; no hard exercise the evening before the test
For the Bod Pod, you cannot eat or exercise for 2 hours prior to a Bod Pod test.
You do not need to be fasted for exercise testing, though we would advise against a heavy meal prior to the test