Body Composition Testing

Access Dietitians providing detailed body composition testing

Access Dietitians is pleased to be able to offer body composition testing with our Body Composition Analyser.  A body composition test measures the amount of water, fat and lean muscle in your body and is important to provide a clear picture of your health status.  The test itself is quick, easy and gives some very precise measures.

Why do I need a body composition test?

Weight alone, along with height to weight ratios (i.e. BMI) are not true indicators of health as they do not distinguish fat weight from lean weight. Using proven technology, Tim the Dietitian regularly tests body composition to determine the effectiveness of his dietary recommendations. 

What's involved in the test?

After a few preparatory steps, the test itself takes less than one minute to complete and results are available immediately.  

Is this part of my dietitian consultation?

In many cases, this test will be helpful, and will be part of your dietitian consultation.  It is usually carried out at a subsequent appointment to allow sufficient time to complete the assessment and discuss the results.