Health & Wellness


Diagnostic Services

Nowhere else will you find as integrated an approach to complete diagnostic testing.

Like many things in medicine, lab testing is evolving quickly. Canyon Ranch physicians have expertise in sophisticated, cutting-edge blood tests that can provide an in-depth understanding of how your body is functioning, well before the disease process begins. Some examples:

  • Biomarker Health Status: Identify your current state of wellness, or your risk for serious health conditions.
  • Gut Health/Digestive Wellness: Tests will show how well you are digesting food and absorbing nutrients, and measure the presence of good and bad bacteria, yeast and parasites in your body.
  • Healthy Weight: Many factors aside from diet and exercise – lack of rejuvenating sleep, stress, hormone imbalances and high cortisol levels, for example – can influence body weight. Our physicians will help you find any contributing factors in your case.
  • Heart Health: Simple assessments can determine an optimal plan for prevention or treatment of heart disease. Select labs developed in concert with the Cleveland HeartLab® and Boston Heart Diagnostics® may include basic lipid panels, blood glucose levels, or advanced analysis to evaluate biomarkers and measures of inflammation.
  • Metabolic Syndrome: You’ll be assessed on factors that influence your risk of heart disease, stroke or diabetes.
  • Nutritional Health: This test will evaluate your nutritional status in five key areas: antioxidants, B vitamins, digestive support, essential fatty acids and minerals.
  • Thyroid Dysfunction: Our diagnostic tests can detect if you have an undiagnosed thyroid problem that may be contributing to a range of symptoms and potential health risks.
  • Women’s or Men’s Health: Explore laboratory options with one of our physicians to determine how your hormone levels may play a role in your ability to live a happier, healthier life.

An initial consultation with a Canyon Ranch physician is required to determine your clinical needs. Fees for lab tests and physician consultations are in addition to any other services you may choose during your stay.


This service will give you a complete picture of your current cardiac and lung function, exercise efficiency and performance. While you walk or run on a treadmill or ride a stationary bike, a physician uses advanced testing equipment to determine your aerobic fitness level (VO₂ maximum), optimal exercise heart rates, anaerobic threshold and accurate calories burned at any given heart rate. This test is also the state of the art for determining the safety of your participation in an exercise program: You will be screened for arrhythmias, EKG changes, exercise-induced asthma, obstructive lung disorders and blood pressure tolerance of exercise. Whether you’re training for a triathlon or just getting started exercising, this service will help you work out with maximum safety and efficiency – and get maximum results.

Part I – A physician uses an EKG and metabolic test equipment to measure your oxygen consumption, carbon dioxide production, and cardiac and lung function during exercise. This test can be performed on a treadmill or bicycle.
80 minutes.

Part II – In a follow-up session, an exercise physiologist will interpret your test and create an exercise prescription to meet your health and fitness goals. 50 minutes.

  • $940 for Parts I and II

This test detects heart and blood pressure problems and helps the physician evaluate the safety and efficiency of your exercise program. Consider taking it if you are starting an exercise program, need to find a personal target heart rate, have a family history of heart disease or are over 50. Performed by a physician and includes a cardiac-risk history, a heart exam and physician’s recommendations.

  • $650 for 50 minutes

Determine your cardiovascular disease risk with this one-of-a-kind, noninvasive diagnostic test, which assesses the elasticity or flexibility of your small and large arteries by collecting blood pressure waveform data produced with each heartbeat. Men and women with diabetes, hypertension or a family history of these diseases may benefit from this test. Our physicians will assess the cardiovascular risk you may have, develop treatment strategies, and determine whether you are in need of more aggressive testing and follow-up. You will be provided with a printout of the results. You may add this test to your routine or comprehensive physical or schedule it after a discussion with your Canyon Ranch physician during an Optimal Health consultation.

Part I – Testing. 25 minutes.

Part II – Review of results and treatment options with your Canyon Ranch physician. 25 minutes.

  • $490 for Parts I and II

The Biophysical® Biomarker assessment can identify your risk for serious conditions and disease at their earliest, most treatable stage – or let you know about your current state of wellness and what you can do to prevent disease. Biomarkers are “stackable,” allowing physicians to see multiple risk factors for a single disease at a glance. Times vary.

Optional blood profiles include: $300 – 1,585

  • Biophysical250® – a blood assessment that provides a comprehensive health evaluation.
  • BiophysicalCV™ – assesses cardiovascular disease including risk for heart attack and stroke.
  • BiophysicalCA™ – assesses cancer risks including breast, colon, liver, ovarian, prostate and pancreatic.
  • BiophysicalSex&Energy™ – assesses hormonal imbalances including menopause, testosterone deficiency and thyroid deficiency.
  • BiophysicalPreD™ – identifies biomarkers associated with Type 2 diabetes and insulin resistance.

This service includes:

  • Initial assessment with a Canyon Ranch physician.
  • Nursing assessment and questionnaire completion, with standard blood-test draw.
  • Comprehensive report and interpretive findings of your biomarker results.
  • Follow-up phone consultation with your Canyon Ranch physician to discuss results and develop treatment plans as necessary.

  • $3,820

This sophisticated test is helpful for anyone concerned about stress, depression or anxiety, and for people living with diabetes. Using a computerized recording of your heart rhythm, your heart rate variability – an indicator of stress and heart attack risk – is assessed.

Part I – Testing. 25 minutes.

Part II – Your Canyon Ranch physician reviews the results with you and recommends techniques to improve your heart rate variability. 25 minutes.

Note: Recommended as a standard annual test for people with diabetes.

  • $390 for Parts I and II

This accurate assessment of body composition will help your physician, nutritionist and exercise physiologist to work with you in developing a plan to reach and maintain a healthy body weight. It measures not only total body fat but also lean tissue. DEXA (Dual Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry) is the same technology used for bone density measurement (may be arranged as a separate test for those interested). Although this test uses radiation, the amount is minimal. The radiation from 135 DEXA body composition measurements are equivalent to that from one chest X-Ray.

Part I – A physician administers the test, interprets your results and advises you about reducing your risk for disease.
25 minutes. Note: This test requires removal of metal objects from your person.

Part II – In a follow-up session, meet with an exercise physiologist who will interpret the test data and help you plan an exercise program for changing body composition.
25 minutes.

  • $475 for Parts I and II

Bone loss (osteopenia or osteoporosis) puts both men and women at risk for spine and hip fractures, a common cause of late-life pain and immobility. Your physician evaluates your bone mineral density using DEXA technology, then explains your results and offers recommendations. For women, this can help in making decisions about hormone replacement therapy, other medications and exercise programs. Younger women at risk for osteoporosis because of chronic dieting, compulsive over-exercising, family history or low dietary calcium can use these test results as a baseline in overall health planning. Men at risk, smokers and people over 60 should also consider this service – at-risk individuals receive valuable advice about exercise and calcium replacement.

Note: Can be combined with DEXA Body Composition.

  • $660 for 50 minutes

Audiogram screening can measure hearing across the frequency spectrum and detect hearing loss. Our Canyon Ranch physician will talk with you about the results and ways to improve hearing.

Please allow 25 minutes for the test and 15 minutes for follow-up with a Canyon Ranch physician.

  • $245

The pulmonary function or spirometry test measures lung capacity and flow rate, and can be helpful in diagnosing asthma, smoking-related lung disease and other breathing problems.

Please allow 25 minutes for the test and 15 minutes for follow-up with a Canyon Ramch physician.

  • $245
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