What to Expect with HNX

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The Health Nucleus is a comprehensive health experience designed for you—using the power of genomics, digital imaging and machine learning for a truly personalized approach to your care.

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What to Expect

We are excited to start your journey with you.  To help you prepare, below you will find information on our science, processes and procedures and what you can expect during your Health Nucleus Visit.

Preparation for Your Visit:

  • Stop non-prescribed supplements 72 hours prior to visit
  • Take all medications regularly as prescribed
  • Bring a list of all prescription and supplements on the day of visit
  • Fast for 10 hours prior to your visit. It is permissible and we recommend that you drink plenty of water before your appointment.
  • Avoid strenuous exercise the morning of the visit
  • If you would like to use a sedative for the MRI, please bring the medication with you to your appointment. It is our policy not to let clients drive within 6 hours of taking any sedation. Depending on your needs, we can assist in arranging transportation for you.

Where to Go:

Health Nucleus is located at: 4570 Executive Drive, Suite 100, San Diego, CA 92121

The entrance is at the south end of the Human Longevity, Inc. building closest to Executive Drive.  There is a special parking lot in front of the building for clients. The entrance doors will be locked however, our concierge staff will be expecting you and will greet you upon arrival.


Your Health Nucleus visit will consist of approximately 3 hours of testing. Upon arrival, you will be escorted to your private suite where you can get settled. If there is anything we can provide to make you more comfortable please don’t hesitate to ask.


We will provide you with loungewear to wear during your stay that is compatible with the different assessments.  A robe will also be provided for additional comfort. We ask that you do not wear anything metal as it will interfere with testing.


A light breakfast will be provided following your sample collection.  There will also be an assortment of healthy snacks along with an amenities refrigerator in your private suite. If you have any specific allergies or dietary restrictions, please let us know.

We have carefully curated our testing to focus on four primary areas.

Whole Genome Sequencing

Your DNA analysis that provides insights to you and your physician into your genetic risks for many health conditions, pharmacogenomics which can provide information about which medications you may respond to and if there are some you should avoid, as well as insights on your traits and ancestry.

Whole Body MRI

Our whole body MRI includes brain, cardiac, cancer-related and metabolic disease related MRI and is a significant component of your Health Nucleus experience as it generates the most comprehensive images of your body.  We have the most advanced MRI machines available today and unique software and tools to interpret those MRI images.

Coronary Calcium Scoring

Non-Contrast Cardiac CT to assess coronary artery health through detecting the location and extent of calcified plaque in the walls of your arteries and your heart.  This can provide information about current cardiovascular risk, and provides early cancer detection for lung and colon.

Core Labs

Your comprehensive laboratory workup that measures key risk markers for cardiovascular and metabolic diseases along with other important tests of organ function.

Insulin Sensitivity Test

Assesses insulin resistance by measuring the body’s ability to bring glucose into the cells helping to identify the early stages of Type 2 diabetes.


Electrocardiogram (EKG)

Measures the electrical activity of your heart and a point in time look at heart rate and rhythm which provides information about chamber size and muscle thickness, timing of conduction and evidence of prior heart muscle damage (ischemia).

Wireless Heart Rhythm Monitoring

Two-week mobile wireless recording of your heart rhythm that provides a continuous view across the range of your normal activities including sleep, exercise, and daily routines.

Balance Tracker

Computes the postural sway of an individual to create a baseline used to assess the vestibular system and other components that effect balance such as disease, aging and injury.


Optional Cost $500

Analysis of a stool sample provides a summary of micro-organisms and their genetic material that reside in the GI tract.

Follow up testing as part of your membership:

  • Updated Genomics Report
  • Whole Body MRI
  • Core Labs
  • Insulin Sensitivity Test
  • Microbiome (optional cost $500)

If you have any questions or if we can be of assistance to you before your arrival, please do not hesitate to let us know.

ClientServices@HealthNucleus.com | 844.838.3322