Biometric Screening

well the biometric screenings are

basically a what we call it mini

comprehensive measurement of different

numbers of of an individual and they

include obviously some laboratory

testing some blood pressure checking

some weight and height checking things

like that those are what it referred to

as your kind of biometric measures we

can kind of have a unique opportunity

it's maybe not a long period of time but

someone's in there you check things

someone's HDL cholesterol is a little

bit low or their LDL cholesterol is a

little bit high or their BMI is a little

bit high and they actually have an

opportunity with somebody who has some

expertise in this area to pick that

specific number and give individualized

coaching to that person and so they can

sit down for a few minutes and say these

are the things we recommend specifically

for this issue you're having right now

with this number so part of it is

identifying problems that might be

showing up so we can give them some

coaching on what to you know how to eat

activity levels things like that or even

if they're doing well to be able to give

them some support and some some

motivation to sustain the lifestyle that

they're having so there's some really

really great things that employers can

do with with keeping people healthy and

then their benefits should be shown with

decreased absenteeism that's been shown

in many many studies increased

productivity at the worksite decrease

healthcare costs it costs roughly 1500

or 2000 hours or more a year per person

who smokes as opposed to one who doesn't

we know it costs about fourteen to

fifteen hundred dollars more a year for

an employer for an employee who's obese

as opposed to one who isn't so those are

huge opportunities to identify potential

risks and then use that for prevention

education and awareness

the biometric screen is going to tell us

what your total cholesterol HDL ratio is

it's going to let us know what your

cholesterol level is your HDL which is

your good cholesterol and your LDL which

is your bad cholesterol it can also tell

us your triglycerides as well as your

glucose level your blood sugar well

after I've introduced myself out of the

patient have a seat I will ask them are

they right or left-handed because that

will determine which hand we would poke

because we have to use a Lancet to poke

their finger and the less dominant hand

is generally left callous so the hope

goes a little smoother and then we

filled this little tube in here with

blood just up to there and then we put

it in a cartridge in our machine and it

takes about nine minutes to run that to

get all the results of the numbers what

we do in these is these are relatively

short and so we want to make them as

personalized and as educational as

possible very very simple very

non-invasive just a quick check a little

teeny finger poke and then they can tell

you all this information within a few

minutes then I will check their blood

pressure and their pulse and then we

walk over to the scales and we get their

weight as well as their height and it's

a very fancy little gadget and the nice

thing is these they check them so

quickly that they do them real time and

what we want is we want everybody to

take those and just like people know the

engine that's in their car they know the

numbers that are in their body