Accurate information about body composition is crucial in establishing realistic weight management goals and determining overall levels of fitness.
Body composition testing* is performed at ProPartnersMD using DEXA (dual energy X-ray absorptiometry) which is proven to be more accurate than underwater weighing in determining body fat percentage. DEXA is the "gold standard" for body composition analysis because it provides the highest degree of accuracy, has the ability to show exactly where fat is distributed throughout the body, its results are extremely repeatable, is very safe, and is simple to perform.
The test is performed while you lie on a padded table while the DEXA unit scans your entire body. The scan is completely painless and takes about 20 minutes to complete.