Measuring Your Resting Metabolic Rate

Ever wonder what your unique metabolic rate is and how many calories you need to consume in order to lose, gain, or maintain your weight. The MedGem does just that. It is a simple test with results printed out and handed to you in about a hour. Every individual’s metabolism is unique and is affected by weight, age, body composition, hormone levels, and gender.

MedGem Indirect Calorimeter

A resting metabolic rate is a measure of the number of calories your body burns in a day while resting.

A resting metabolic rate can vary significantly from person to person even if you weigh the same as someone else.

The MedGem Indirect Calorimeter is an easy way to measure your metabolic rate. Once you have this measurement our Registered Dietitian can set up a meal plan to help you achieve your nutrition goal.

Metabolic Rate
Commonly asked questions:

How can I get an appointment to have my resting metabolic rate measured?
Call the Nutrition and Wellness Department at 225-3221 or
1-800-562-9753  ext 3221

How long is the test?
Plan on one hour. This includes the procedure and the explanation of the results.

Does my insurance cover the test?
Some insurance companies are now covering this procedure for certain diseases. For more information please call the Nutrition and Wellness Department at
225-3221 or 1-800-562-9753 ext 3221.