Metabolic Diagnostic Testing

Metabolic diagnostic testing is used to assess metabolic energy needs

Metabolic Diagnostic Testing

 Metabolic diagnostic testing is used to assess metabolic energy needs

C-diagnostics offers indirect calorimetry testing to assess patients’ basal metabolic needs. Basal metabolic needs indicate how much energy your body requires at rest. Click below to learn more.

Indirect Calorimetry

This test measures how much carbon dioxide you exhale (VCO2) versus how much oxygen inhaled (VO2) at rest.  This allows us to determine a ratio between these two values, called the Respiratory Exchange Ratio (RER). The RER can then be used to calculate your Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR). This test is performed at rest after 12 hours of fasting and refraining from caffeine, alcohol, and exercise to ensure these do not affect your assessment of your BMR. 

How to Prepare for This Test

  • Avoid consuming food, caffeine, or alcohol for 12 hours prior to your test
  • Avoid exercise for 12 hours prior to your test
  • Avoid smoking for 2 hours prior to your test
  • Come rested and relaxed

INDIRECT CALORIMETRY