Diagnostic Services

Nowhere else will you find as integrated an approach to complete diagnostic testing.

Cardiac Stress Test

This test detects heart and blood pressure problems and helps the physician evaluate the safety and efficiency of your exercise program. Consider taking it if you are starting an exercise program, need to find a personal target heart rate, have a family history of heart disease or are over 50. Performed by a preventive medicine physician and includes a cardiac-risk history, a heart exam and physician’s recommendations.

  • $630 for 50 minutes
Cardiometabolic Stress Test with Pulmonary Function Testing

This service will give you a complete picture of your current cardiac and lung function, exercise efficiency and performance. While you walk or run on a treadmill or ride a stationary bike, a physician uses advanced testing equipment to determine your aerobic fitness level (VO₂ maximum), optimal exercise heart rates, anaerobic threshold and accurate calories burned at any given heart rate. This test is also the state of the art for determining the safety of your participation in an exercise program: You will be screened for arrhythmias, EKG changes, exercise-induced asthma, obstructive lung disorders and blood pressure tolerance of exercise. Whether you’re training for a triathlon or just getting started exercising, this service will help you work out with maximum safety and efficiency – and get maximum results.

Part I A physician uses an EKG and metabolic test equipment to measure your oxygen consumption, carbon dioxide production, and cardiac and lung function during exercise. This test can be performed on a treadmill or bicycle.
80 minutes. 

Part II In a follow-up session, an exercise physiologist will interpret your test and create an exercise prescription to meet your health and fitness goals. 50 minutes.

  • $910 for Parts I and II
Cardiovascular Profile Assessment

Determine your cardiovascular disease risk with this one-of-a-kind, noninvasive diagnostic test, which assesses the elasticity or flexibility of your small and large arteries by collecting blood pressure waveform data produced with each heartbeat. Men and women with diabetes, hypertension or a family history of these diseases may benefit from this test. Our physicians will assess the cardiovascular risk you may have, develop treatment strategies, and determine whether you are in need of more aggressive testing and follow-up. You will be provided with a printout of the results. You may add this test to your routine or comprehensive physical or schedule it after a discussion with your Canyon Ranch physician during an Optimal Health consultation.

Part I Testing. 25 minutes.

Part II Review of results and treatment options with your Canyon Ranch physician. 25 minutes.

  • $480 for Parts I and II
Biomarker Health Status

Biophysical250® is a robust blood assessment that provides a comprehensive health evaluation. If you’re concerned about your health or wish to know more about your current state of well-being and what you can do to prevent disease, the Biophysical250 is for you. With one blood draw, this test surveys biomarkers that could indicate many conditions and diseases, among them:

  • Autoimmune disease – including rheumatoid arthritis and lupus
  • Cardiovascular disease – including risk for heart attack and stroke
  • Cancer – including breast, colon, liver, ovarian, prostate and pancreatic
  • Hormonal imbalances – including menopause, testosterone deficiency and thyroid deficiency
  • Metabolic disorders – including diabetes and metabolic syndrome
  • Nutritional status – including vitamin and fatty acid deficiencies
  • Viral and bacterial diseases – including mononucleosis and pneumonia

Biomarkers are “stackable,” allowing physicians to see multiple risk-factors for a single disease at a glance. This service includes:

  • Initial assessment with a Canyon Ranch physician
  • Nursing assessment and questionnaire-completion with standard blood-test draw
  • Comprehensive report and interpretive findings of your biomarker results
  • Follow-up phone consultation with your Canyon Ranch physician to discuss results and develop treatment plans as necessary.
  • $3,790
Heart-Rate Variability Testing

This sophisticated test is helpful for anyone concerned about stress, depression or anxiety, and for people living with diabetes. Using a computerized recording of your heart rhythm, your heart-rate variability – an indicator of stress and heart attack risk – is assessed.

Part I Testing. 25 minutes.

Part II Your Canyon Ranch physician reviews the results with you and recommends techniques to improve your heart-rate variability. 25 minutes.

Note: Recommended as a standard annual test for people with diabetes.

  • $380 for Parts I and II
Dexa Body Composition

The state-of-the-art Dual Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) scan, which is also used for bone density measurement, precisely measures lean body mass and fat distribution. (This test uses a low level of radiation.)

Part I A physician administers the test, interprets your results and advises you about reducing your risk for disease. 25 minutes.

Part II In a follow-up session, meet with an exercise physiologist who will interpret the test data and help you plan an exercise program for changing body composition.
25 minutes.

  • $465 for Parts I and II
Osteoporosis Prevention & Bone Density Evaluation

Bone loss (osteopenia or osteoporosis) puts both men and women at risk for spine and hip fractures, a common cause of late-life pain and immobility. Your physician evaluates your bone mineral density using DEXA technology and then explains your results and offers recommendations. For women, this can help in making decisions about hormone-replacement therapy, other medications and exercise programs. Younger women at risk for osteoporosis because of chronic dieting, compulsive over-exercising, family history or low dietary calcium can use these test results as a baseline in overall health planning. Men at risk, smokers, and people over 60 should also consider this service – at-risk individuals receive valuable advice about exercise and calcium replacement.

Note: Can be combined with DEXA Body Composition.

  • $640 for 50 minutes
Vision, Hearing & Spirometry

Because your vision, hearing and lung capacity can change over time, it’s important to have a professional screening periodically. You may request one or all three of these easy, noninvasive tests.

Please allow 25 minutes for one test, or 50 minutes for all three, plus 15 minutes for follow-up with a Canyon Ranch physician.

  • $565