Why participate in Biometric Screening?
Your employer is invested in your health and wellbeing!
By offering you the opportunity to participate in a biometric screening, your employer recognizes the importance of your wellbeing and what that means to their organization. Delivered at your worksite, biometric screenings provide important baseline data to shape the direction of your wellness journey and also serve as a good measure of your health risk changes over time. Over 45% of individuals who participate in an Ignitehealth biometric screening discover personal health risks of which they were previously unaware. A biometric screening is not meant to diagnose disease, but rather gives you an overall picture of your health and creates an opportunity to consider how you can improve your wellbeing.
What is Biometric Screening?
A biometric health screening is a short confidential health examination that indicates your risk for certain diseases and medical conditions. It is intended to be a screening event (not a diagnostic event) meant to provide information on current and potential medical issues that you can share with your primary care physician (PCP). If your biometric screening results are outside of normal ranges, you can then work with your PCP on diagnosis and treatment of issues that may potentially be identified through the workplace screening event.
Biometric data is gathered by one of Ignitehealth’s rigorously trained biometric screeners. Data collection includes a blood pressure reading, waist circumference measurement, body mass index calculation (a measure of body fat based on height and weight), and a finger stick test that draws a small blood sample will be done to provide total cholesterol, HDL (“good cholesterol”), LDL (“bad cholesterol”), triglycerides, and glucose. Results are immediately available and a short counseling session to review your personal results will be provided. In addition, you will receive an informational brochure to help you to better understand these results. You can rest assured knowing Ignitehealth operates under a very strict NYS Limited Lab License. We stand by our cutting edge equipment, highly trained staff, and accurate results.