Fitnescity Resting Metabolic Rate Test
Get a precise measurement of your body’s daily caloric needs to better understand your metabolism and design a personalized weight management program.
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More about this test:
What is tested?
The Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR) is the number of calories required each day to maintain basic functioning. Whether your goal is to lose, gain, or maintain weight, this information is valuable for designing a personalized weight management program.
Who is this for?
This test is for anyone who wants to measure their RMR and better understand their metabolic health. You must be 18+ years of age to purchase.
How is the test performed?
Respirated Air (subject will breathe into a mask that will measure inhaled and expelled air).
How do I prepare for this test?
Before taking this test, we recommend you discuss with your physician first. A 12 hour fast is required prior to testing: Do not consume food, alcohol or caffeine. You may consume water. Avoid the use of stimulants at least 4 hours before testing (including nicotine and allergy medication). You must also avoid moderate/vigorous exercise for the 24 hours prior to the test. Wear comfortable clothing.
About the Test
Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR) is the number of calories required each day to maintain basic functioning such as heartbeat, breathing, temperature regulation, and brain activity. RMR is influenced by age, body fat, sex, diet, exercise, genetics, hormones, and more, making it unique to every individual.
Using indirect calorimetry, the RMR test measures how many calories your body burns performing these basic functions each day. Whether your goal is to lose, gain, or maintain weight, this information is critical for designing a personalized and effective weight management program. Fitnescity’s nationwide network of test partners and personalized digital dashboard is a great place to start.
What is Tested:
- Resting Energy Expenditure (REE)
- Respiration Exchange Ratio (RER)
Individual location results may vary.
Getting your results
After testing, you’ll receive access to your personalized Fitnescity dashboard. Review your numbers and find out what your data says about you. Please note that your test results will not be shared with or available from Quest, and PWNHealth services and fees do not apply to this offering.
Still have questions? No worries. Book a complimentary 20-minute follow-up call with a Fitnescity staff physician.
- You must complete a 12-hour fast prior to your RMR test.
- You must not consume alcohol or caffeine 12 hours prior to the test.
- You must avoid moderate to vigorous exercise at least 24 hours prior to the test.
- Your commute to the testing location should be relatively stress free, so plan extra time. Avoid brisk walking, running or taking a lot of stairs.
- Attire: No specific attire is required.
You will arrive to the test center 15 minutes prior to your appointment having followed the proper pre-test protocols. Upon arrival, the center will provide any necessary paperwork and bring you back to their space where the test will be conducted. You will sit or lie comfortably, and the test operator will secure the RMR mask over your nose and mouth. The test lasts about 10-15 minutes, during which you will breathe normally. Your technician will monitor the quality of data being collected to ensure best results.*
*Individual location process may vary
An RMR test is safe for everyone to participate in. Before taking this test, you must discuss with your physician.
Fitnescity offers testing and helps you track your wellness over time on their secure, personal, digital Fitnescity Dashboard. Quest has collaborated with Fitnescity to offer Body Composition, Resting Metabolic Rate, and VO2 Max tests through Fitnescity’s network of 400+ trusted partners. Understand your data to make more informed decisions and put you in control of your own wellness.
Fitnescity has over 400 partner locations nationwide. Find a testing location near you at Fitnescity.com.
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Fitnescity offers DEXA, RMR, and VO2 Max tests.
The DEXA Scan is widely regarded as being one of the most proven and reliable technologies for measuring body composition. A standard DEXA Scan with Fitnescity involves lying still on the DEXA scanner for about 15 minutes while the machine’s arm moves back and forth to develop a full body image. The DEXA scan can be used to obtain an initial body composition assessment and to understand how your body is changing over time.
The VO2 Max Test measures the maximum amount of oxygen your body is able to uptake during exercise and is considered the gold standard of assessing cardiovascular fitness. A standard VO2 Max test with Fitnescity involves wearing a respiratory mask connected to an indirect calorimetric metabolic cart and heart rate monitor while running or cycling at a progressively increasing speed or resistance until unable to continue. Measuring your VO2 Max can not only help gauge your level of cardiac fitness but improve the efficacy of training by more accurately determining training zones.
Fitnescity is the provider and facilitates testing services and physician oversight for this test. Purchases occur on Fitnescity.com. Quest Diagnostics does not provide laboratory testing services for this item. Fitnescity test results will not be shared with or available from Quest, and PWNHealth services and fees do not apply to this offering.