PhysioAge Frequently Asked Questions


What does it cost?

There are three costs: A one-time price for the collection of medical devices; an annual cost for accessing the Reporting website; and there are costs associated with each assessment (ranging from $2.50 for a mouthpiece to $400 for a specialized blood test.)

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How long does it take to calculate the measurements?

It takes about an hour for your medical assistant to collect the measurements, including bloodwork draws, the web-based and equipment-based tests.

How does it calculate physiological age?

Our system compares each patient’s results against our database of over 2,000 patients to determine their corresponding physiological age. For instance, if I’m 45 but I have the arteries of a 35-year-old, my CardioAge is 35.

Is your system FDA-approved?

Is your system validated / how accurate is your system?

Does the technician need medical training?

No.

How does training work?

What about training for new staff?

Your lifetime support includes perpetual refresher training for new staff and retraining for refresher staff, all at no additional charge.

How do you measure each biomarker?

What parameters are used in the calculation of physiological age?

Biomarker Testing Questions

What if I don't want to buy every piece of equipment?

Our basic package requires only three devices: Sphygmocor, Cutometer and Spirometer. To generate a report you’ll need to purchase or lease all three devices. However, you can purchase our reporting software for an annual fee and enter only the tests you already perform -- but you won't generate Biomarkers of Aging.

How much will the testing cost my patients?

Patient cost will depend on the equipment you choose to acquire and the blood tests they choose to take. Suggested retail price using the four required pieces of equipment is $195. This includes CardioAge, CutoAge, NeuroAge, PulmoAge and handgrip strength. Adding blood panels could cost significantly more, depending on tests ordered. Some insurance plans will cover the optional Quest/Labcorp panels. You are free to charge your patients any price you wish.

Which biomarkers depend on optional blood tests?

Of the PhysioAge components, TelomerAge and ImmunoAge require separate blood tests. See Health Status Indicators for a detailed breakdown of the tests required for each biomarker.

Which biomarkers depend on optional equipment?

All biomarkers related to bone density, body composition, oxygen comsumption and CIMT rely on optional equipment (bone densitometer, InBody and ultrasound, respectively). You are not required to purchase or lease any of this optional equipment. However, Partners who adopt the PhysioAge brand must use the body composition machine in their practice.

How much space will I need for the biomarker equipment?

The biomarker equipment fits on a standard computer cart, which must be situated next to an exam table. Both the Sphygmocor and the Cutometer occupy a space of about one square foot, and they sit stacked together.