We understand that it can be daunting to think about our health as we age, but with the right information and support, you can make informed decisions on how to remain youthful longer. At Knight Wellness, we are focused on helping you achieve the best possible health and well-being. Our comprehensive tests allow you to assess your current condition and aging progress while having access to our dedicated support team who can help guide you in achieving optimal results!
We do have most of these tests available to the public for a la carte prices below. Should you choose to go that route you can come to our office for the testing and you will be given a report of your results. This does not include face to face time with one of our providers but it does allow our community to have access to our diagnostics to be able to take to their own providers for discussion and interpretation. Let’s look at all that each test has in store for you.
Clinical Services at Knight Wellness:
The PhysioAge Report is a detailed health evaluation that determines your biological age, a more accurate picture of your health and longevity than chronological age alone. It then breaks down the biological age assessment into individual organ system ages, providing insight into how each organ system is aging compared to your chronological age. For example, you may have a biological age of 40, but your cardiovascular system may have an age of 45, indicating that this system is aging faster than the rest of the body. This report allows to focus on areas that need improvement and prioritize your health accordingly. After undergoing required intake procedures and various lab tests and diagnostic exams, you will receive a scorecard indicating your overall health status compared to individuals of the same gender and age group.
The Knight Wellness Longevity Lab Panel is a thoughtfully curated collection of different biomarkers that help us evaluate your health and vitality. It includes inflammation markers, a detailed cardiovascular, glucose metabolism evaluation, hormone levels (including stress, thyroid, sex hormones and others), nutrient status, and more. We use this information to determine your biological age, identify ways to enhance your overall function and quality of life, and assess your risk for developing chronic disease. This way, you can take proactive measures to promote optimal aging.
Phenoage is a method to measure biological aging through nine biomarkers found in routine blood tests that are influenced by lifestyle and genetics. This method correlates significantly with chronological age and can predict all-cause mortality and death from specific diseases. It can also be used to assess the efficacy of treatments. PhenoAge is a less accurate but more affordable method of biological age estimation than TruAge. It uses data from routine blood tests to assess nine biomarkers associated with aging and overall health, which are combined into a single score to estimate your biological age plus or minus five years. This method can help identify if you may be at greater risk for age-related health conditions so that you can receive targeted interventions and treatments to help prevent or delay the onset of these diseases. While PhenoAge is not as accurate as TruAge in estimating biological age, it is still a useful tool to assess your risk for age-related illnesses.
TruAge testing is an advanced way to assess biological age by measuring methylation patterns on DNA and how they change with age. This data can be used to customize treatments for that promote healthy aging, giving you an effective way to monitor the progress of lifestyle interventions such as medications, supplements, and lifestyle changes. As this method is a direct measurement of epigenetic data on the DNA, it is believed to be more accurate than other indirect methods such as Phenoage. TruAge testing provides you with valuable insights into biological age which can help tailor treatments to your unique needs and goals.
The Galleri GRAIL test is a blood-based cancer screening that can detect over 50 types of cancer, including some of the most deadly cancers. Clinical trials show it has high sensitivity for early-stage cancers and could catch cases missed by traditional methods. By detecting cancer earlier, the Galleri test allows for timely intervention and treatment with improved chances of survival and reduced need for aggressive treatments. It's a game-changer in cancer screening.
Pulmonary Function Testing is a non-invasive way to assess lung function and diagnose respiratory diseases. It can also provide insights into your longevity, as research shows that good lung function is linked to reduced risk of mortality and better overall health outcomes. By taking this test regularly, you can gain valuable insight into your lung health and take proactive measures to reduce the risk of respiratory diseases and improve long-term health.
Knight Wellness offers a computerized cognitive test battery that can evaluate your attention, memory, processing speed, reaction time, and executive function. It takes 30-45 minutes to complete and provides objective data about strengths and weaknesses in your cognition. This type of testing is revolutionary for measuring biological age of the brain and nervous system - lower scores have been linked to increased risk of age-related diseases and shorter longevity. By taking this test, you can gain valuable insight into your cognitive health and take proactive measures to reduce the risk of cognitive decline.
Arterial stiffness testing is a non-invasive way to measure the stiffness of your arteries, which can be an indicator of overall cardiovascular health and longevity. This test uses a device that measures pulse wave velocity - stiffer arteries transmit the wave more quickly than those that are elastic. As you age and with poor lifestyle habits, your arteries become stiffer. This test can help you evaluate the possibility of future cardiovascular issues and develop methods for controlling or preventing age-related illnesses. Certain interventions may also improve arterial stiffness. Regularly taking this test can offer you valuable insights into your cardiovascular health, enabling you to take proactive measures to lower disease risk and improve long-term health.
InBody testing is a non-invasive body composition analysis that can measure muscle mass, fat mass, and hydration levels. It uses bioelectrical impedance to send a small electrical signal through the body which can provide an accurate assessment of body composition. As you age, youmay experience changes in muscle mass or body fat due to lifestyle choices, toxic exposures, genetics - this type of testing can allow for regular monitoring of body composition to help promote healthy aging. InBody stands out from other body composition measurements because it can also monitor the transfer of water across the cell membrane to evaluate your cellular health and toxicity levels. This information is extremely helpful in understanding how your lifestyle habits, such as diet or exercise, or other factors are affecting you overall health. By routinely taking an InBody test, you can observe changes in your body composition over time, allowing you to take proactive steps to preserve or enhance your health and well-being.
3Dfit is an innovative body composition testing method that uses a 3D camera to create a detailed model of your body and estimate body fat percentage, lean muscle mass, and other metrics. It is radiation-free and non-invasive, making it a safer alternative for individuals who are unable to undergo DEXA testing. Additionally, 3Dfit is more affordable than DEXA body composition testing, making it more accessible to individuals seeking an accurate assessment of their body composition. Additionally, 3Dfit provides a comprehensive visual representation of your body which can be used to track changes in body shape, posture, and symmetry over time - this is especially useful if you are looking to monitor your progress in a weight loss or muscle-building program. By routinely taking 3Dfit tests, you can get a better understanding of your body composition and be able to make informed decisions about your lifestyle and healthcare plan.
Resting metabolic rate (RMR) testing helps to measure the number of calories you burn at rest in order to maintain basic body functions such as breathing, circulating blood, and maintaining body temperature. RMR can be influenced by age, sex, body composition, and genetics - making it useful in designing custom nutrition or exercise programs that are tailored to your unique needs and goals. Maintenance of muscle mass is of the utmost importance in reducing the debility that comes with aging. By measuring RMR, your provider can calculate the number of calories you need to consume each day to maintain your current weight, as well as the number of calories you need to consume to lose weight or gain muscle mass. Knowing your RMR can be instrumental in creating a program specifically designed to help you achieve your desired health outcomes.
VO2 max, or maximal oxygen uptake, is considered a gold standard measure of cardiorespiratory fitness and can be used to identify your fitness level and determine appropriate exercise intensity and duration specific to your current health status. It is influenced by several factors such as genetics, age, sex, and training status. Additionally, studies have shown that higher levels of cardiorespiratory fitness (as measured by VO2 max) are associated with lower rates of mortality from all causes and improved overall health. Measuring your VO2 max can help design custom exercise programs that promote better health and longevity. Regular exercise is one of the most beneficial ways to improve overall health and reduce the risk of chronic illnesses. By improving cardiorespiratory fitness through exercise, you will lead a longer and healthier life.
Handgrip strength is a measure of the amount of force you can generate with your hands. Handgrip strength is believed to be a significant predictor of longevity, as people with higher levels of handgrip strength are less likely to experience age-related illnesses and disability. This information can help assess a your prognosis for independent functioning. Additionally, research has shown that handgrip strength is related to cognitive performance and can be used to assess your risk for cardiovascular diseases, stroke, and all-cause mortality. By measuring your handgrip strength, you can gain insights into your overall health status and identify potential risks for age-related diseases. With certain interventions, it can be improved over time and is, therefore, a useful assessment for tracking your progress in longevity programs.