Testing Lab/Services

The Adult Physical Fitness Program provides a variety of cardiovascular risk factor screenings and physical fitness measurements. Please call the program office for costs for the evaluations and to schedule an appointment. 

Metabolic Measurements

  • Parvo Medics Metabolic Cart
    • Maximal Oxygen Consumption (VO2 Max)
    • Ventilatory Threshold
    • Non-Invasive Cardiac Output
    • Resting Metabolic Rate
  • COSMED Portable Metabolic Analyzer
    • Maximal Oxygen Consumption (VO2 Max)
    • Ventilatory Threshold
    • Resting Metabolic Rate
    • Calories burned during almost any type of activity (excluding swimming)


  • MAC 5000-Resting ECG
    • Resting 12-Lead ECG Tracings
  • Case Exercise ECG
    • Exercise 12-Lead ECG Tracings
  • Physio-Control Lifepak 9A
    • Cardiac Monitor Defibrillator

Body Composition Assessment

  • Risk Factor Profile
  • Body Mass Index (BMI) and Waist-to-Hip Ratio (WHR)
  • GE Lunar iDual Energy X-ray Absorptiometer
    • % Body Fat and Bone Density Measures
  • Lange Skinfold Calipers
    • % Body Fat Measures
  • SECA Stadiometer
  • Health-O-Meter Medical Balance Scale
    • Body Mass Index Measurements

Pulmonary Function Testing

  • KoKo Trek Pneumatic Spirometer
    • Forced Vital Capacity
    • Forced Expiratory Volume in 1 second
    • Maximum Voluntary Ventilation
    • FEV1-to-FVC Ratio

Exercise Ergometrics

  • GE Medical – Case T2100 Treadmill
    • Motor Driven Treadmill
  • Lode Corival Cycle
    • Magnetically Braked Cycle Ergometer

Resting Cardiovascular Risk Assessments

  • Blood Pressure and Heart Rate
  • 12-Lead Electrocardiogram

Blood Testing

  • “Standard” Lipid Profile
    • Total Cholesterol
    • LDL
    • HDL
    • Triglycerides
    • Fasting Blood Glucose and HbA1c (%)
  • “Advanced” Lipid Profile
    • LDL Subfractions and Size Pattern – (LDL1, LDL2, LDL3, LDL4)
    • Lp(a)
    • HDL Subfractions – (HDL1, HDL2)
    • VLDL – (VLDL3)
  • Emerging Risk Factors for Heart Disease
    • C-Reactive Protein
    • Homocysteine

Physical Activity Assessment

  • ActiGraph GT3X+ and GT9X Link Accelerometers
    • Daily physical activity in categories of intensity [Sedentary, Light, Moderate, Vigorous] and estimates of energy expenditure