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What to Expect with HNX Platinum

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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.

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.

Accommodations:

Your Health Nucleus visit will consist of an 8-hour day 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.

Attire:

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.

Refreshments:

A light breakfast will be provided following your sample collection followed by a light lunch in the middle of your day.  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.

Comprehensive Labs

Measures key risk markers for cardiovascular and metabolic diseases along with other important tests of organ function, blood count, kidney and liver function tests, vitamin and hormone levels, a lipid panel, cancer tumor marker screening, heavy metal screening and blood sugar.

Global Health Assessment (Full Metabolomics)

This material measures 961 small chemical end products of biochemical reactions to better understand your chemical composition.  A blood draw is required for this analysis.

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.

Gait and Balance

Quantitative analysis of gait and balance are performed as a component of physical function and neurocognitive evaluation.

DEXA

Evaluates bone density and provides a picture of your body composition that breaks down your body into four components: fat, lean body mass, minerals and body water to completely understand health and weight.

Echocardiogram

An ultrasound test used to evaluate the structure and anatomy of your heart. The image produced allows us to assess and monitor for heart disease.

Neurocognitive Testing

Computer-based exam provides assessment of simple motor performance, attention, memory and executive function.

Sleep Apnea

This mobile overnight test measures oxygen levels during sleep and can detect periods of low oxygen, providing a quantitative measure for your risk of sleep apnea.

Spirometry

Measures lung function and helps detect disorders including asthma, COPD and chronic bronchitis.

Microbiome

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
  • Comprehensive Labs
  • Insulin Sensitivity Test
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Global Health Assessment (Full Metabolomics)
  • Balance Tracker
  • Gait and Balance
  • Neurocognitive Testing
  • Microbiome

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