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There is always a risk that lab materials will get damaged or lost in transit to the lab testing facility.  In such cases, we will notify you as quickly as possible to schedule another short exam – with no additional exam cost to you.

ALP/GGT (Alkaline Phosphatse / Gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase)

Alkaline Phosphatase is an enzyme found primarily in the liver and bones. Elevated levels may indicate the presence of bone or liver disorders. The enzyme activity is also increased following fractures and in growing children and pregnant women.  Gamma Glutamyl Transpeptidase (GGT) is a liver enzyme. It may rise with heavy alcohol consumption, certain medications and liver diseases.

AST/ALT

The blood test for Aspartate Aminotransferase (AST) is usually used to detect liver damage and disease. It is often ordered in conjunction with another liver enzyme test — Alanine Aminotransferase (ALT), or as part of a liver panel to screen for and/or help diagnose liver disorders.

Bilirubin

Bilirubin is a breakdown product of red blood cells. Abnormally high total bilirubin levels may occur in individuals with liver and gallbladder disease, and may cause jaundice (yellowing of skin and eyes).

Blood Pressure

When your heart beats, it contracts and pushes blood through the arteries to the rest of the body, which creates pressure on the arteries.

Blood Urea Nitrogen

Blood urea nitrogen (BUN) is an end product of protein metabolism. The BUN test is primarily used, along with the creatinine test, to evaluate the kidney and to help diagnose kidney disease. It also may be used to evaluate a person’s general health status.

Body Mass Index

A measure of body fat based upon height and weight.

Diuretics

A diuretic is any drug (often prescribed for high blood pressure) that elevates the frequency and amount of urination. This test detects the presence of a diuretic in urine.

eCCR (estimated creatinine clearance rate)

eCCR helps detect and evaluate kidney dysfunction or decreased blood flow to the kidneys

Fructosomine

Fructosamine measures average blood sugar concentration over the past two to three weeks and may rise in uncontrolled diabetes.  Replaced by Serum Glucose/A1C on July 10, 2016.

Hemoglobin

Hemoglobin is a molecule attached to red blood cells that helps move oxygen and carbon dioxide through the body. Hemoglobin in the urine may indicate kidney and/or urinary tract disease, but may also occur in normal conditions such as during menstruation.

Leukosite

Leukocyte Esterase is an enzyme in white blood cells. When present it may indicate infection of the kidney or urinary tract, including the bladder.

Lipid Panel

This test measures the impact of triglycerides, HDL, LDL and total cholesterol.

Protein Panel

A measurement of serum albumin, globulin and total protein

Pulse

Your pulse is the rate at which your heart beats each minute.

Serum Creatinine

Creatinine is a metabolic product released from muscle tissue and excreted from the kidneys. The test is used along with a Blood Urea Nitrogen (BUN) test to assess kidney function.

Serum Creatinine/Urine Protein

This test measures the amount of Proteins, such as Albumin, are found in the blood, and Creatinine found in a urine sample. Urinary Protein and/or Serum Creatinine elevations may indicate the presence of kidney disease, but levels vary with urine concentration.

Serum Glucose/A1C

The serum glucose and A1c tests measure the amount of glucose (sugar) in the blood right at the time of sample collection and over the past three months. They are used to help diagnose diabetes, which can create serious long-term complications including heart disease, stroke, and chronic kidney failure.  A1C was incorporated in Analyses results generated beginning July 10, 2016.

Urine Glucose

The Urine Glucose test measures the amount of glucose (sugar) in a urine sample. The presence of glucose in the urine is called glycosuria or glucosuria. Glucose is not normally present in urine, but may occur in diabetes and other illnesses.

Urine PH

This test measures how acidic the urine is.

Urine Protein/Urine Creatinine

This test measures the amount of Proteins, such as Albumin, and Creatinine found in a urine sample. Urinary Protein and/or Creatinine elevations may indicate the presence of kidney disease, but levels vary with urine concentration.

One of the most important aspects in retirement and estate planning is the time horizon used to determine funding targets and levels, payout patterns and transfer plans.  For example, planning for 30 years of retirement income will require a much larger nest egg than planning for 20 years of retirement income.  Even a few years can make a big difference.

Many advisors make projections as to future investment results, targeting a level of confidence that you will be able to achieve the results you want.  Our “What are the Odds?” calculator can assist in determining the likelihood you will live to ages you and your advisor select to coordinate the overall financial analysis with your longevity analysis.

The advanced biometric analysis and mortality science incorporated in your Analysis will calculate your longevity expectancy to the one hundredth of a year.  That being said, all longevity forecasts are based upon averages and the laws of statistical probabilities whereby any specific, individual case may demonstrate characteristics different than the average.  Driving down the wrong side of the Interstate on your way home tomorrow would likely impact your probabilities!  Recognize, then, that these are probabilities as to how long you should live, not certanties.

Absolutely not, and no more so than if your relatives all died early does it mean you will die early.  Family history may sometimes be a general indicator all things else being equal.  But today many want to live longer and healthier and with help from your healthcare professional you can build a plan to do so.  myLQAnalysis is a great tool to monitor how well you are doing.

Rather than making assumptions based upon how long your parents or grandparents lived, or how you feel today, doesn’t it make more sense to have your longevity scientifically calculated?

Many times, longevity and life expectancy can be disconnected from whether you feel good or feel bad.  You may feel very bad but your condition is not expected to reduce your lifespan (such as a sinus infection).  Conversely, you may feel very good and have issues that may reduce your lifespan (such as those in our Jill’s Wake Up Call case study).   Additionally, by not seeing a doctor regularly, there may be issues you don’t “feel” that could be advancing toward more challenging stages.  Going through the myLQAnalysis process may help identify these situations and help you make sense of it all.

That depends upon a number of factors, such as age and your current myLQRank standing.  Those younger or those with acceptable myLQRank scores may want to repeat every 2 or 3 years.  Older individuals or those with low or unacceptable myLQRank scores may want to repeat every 6 to 12 months.

The field of genetic research and testing has expanded rapidly in recent years (due, in no small part, to the Human Genome Project), with significant debate over its practical application in diagnostic medicine, longevity studies and mortality science.  While it may be argued that certain genetic influences may already be observable in serum and urine-based markers, genetic makeup is not involved in the Analysis process.  We remain attentive to advances in how genetic testing can accurately help in longevity assessment.

Yes.   myLQAnalysis is not valid for those under 18 or over 79 nor for those who are pregnant (during the state of pregnancy, the female body undergoes significant biomedical change, causing several key variables to invalidate the Analysis results).  The Analysis is not advised when you have been diagnosed with a terminal disease, when there are known mental health (such as suicidal tendencies) and non-medical lifestyle risks (such as skydiving), as the complex nature of these issues and their impact on mortality are beyond the scope of the Analysis.

Most healthcare providers focus on disease management – treating specific maladies that may be causing you to be sick (and could therefore impact your longevity).  A growing number of healthcare providers are focusing more on wellness and your “overall wellness picture” with the goal of avoiding disease.  Generally, they may be able to identify issues that may have the effect of lengthening or shortening your longevity picture in a general way, but physicians are not trained to be experts in actuarial science and mortality – and therefore do not possess the ability to quantify with precision your life expectancy nor your rank compared to others.

The simple explanation: LongevityQuest is the more accurate choice.  myLQAnalysis is the only option using your current biometric profile and our advanced, individualized analysis.

Here’s the more complicated explanation:  There are many free ways to get a life expectancy estimate.  Some ask only a few questions (Social Security, IRS, CDC, etc.) and some ask many questions.  Some even ask you to input some of your specific lab results.  Using the data from the actual person in the Case Study “Jill’s Wake Up Call” (click here to link) to illustrate, here are the results from some common, free online calculators:

Source                Variables                  Result

A                             1                              84.0

B                             2                              85.6

C                             2                              84.2

D                             11                           85.0

E                              12                           93.0

F                              15                           96.0

G                             20                           91.9

H                             50                           95.0

LongevityQuest                140+                       71.76

Of course, the results won’t always be this dramatic, but it demonstrates the potential to have vast differences in the estimates – and those differences can have a big impact.

LongevityQuest uses a proprietary process (U.S. patent pending) to calculate relative rank and expectation. Our process harnesses the power of advanced data analytics whereby millions of laboratory and physical measurements records collected over a 10-year period were examined and matched to the Social Security Death Master File.   That analysis led to the creation of a multivariate proportional hazards regression model with relative risk coefficients that assess more than 140 variables and their interrelationship with respect to impact on longevity, eliminating issues stemming from co-morbidities and correlations among assessed variables.  The regression modeling is then combined in our process with advanced actuarial algorithms that incorporate the most comprehensive mortality studies available to arrive at your customized Analysis.  For a review by one of the industry’s leading experts, see Resources.

You can obtain a receipt using the following steps:

  • Log in to www.mylongevityquest.com using the username and password you established.
  • Go to your Order History
  • Click on the receipt icon and details will be displayed on your screen.
  • Use your browser’s print function to print the page; this is the receipt information for your order.

No, myLQAnalysis is not reimbursable by Medicare.

LongevityQuest does not file insurance claims. We can provide you with a receipt so that you may file for reimbursement yourself.  LongevityQuest cannot guarantee that your claim will be reimbursed. Contact your insurance provider for your benefits and reimbursement options.

Since your myLQAnalysis contains confidential information, you have the ability to save or print the results and give them to your physician at your discretion.

The valuable myLQFactors section provides specific markers that may be impacting your longevity.  Working with your healthcare provider is the best way to chart a course of action to identify and address what may be causing these markers to indicate a negative impact on your longevity.  As you and your doctor work together, obtaining an updated Analysis periodically will help you monitor your progress and your Rank.

A low rank does not mean you will die soon.  It means that your life expectancy probability from your Analysis places you at a higher risk of premature death as compared to the population median and the Scientific Best.  At the same time, if your calculated Rank is not as high as you would like, we strongly recommend that you engage with your healthcare provider to chart a course of action to address your concerns.

There may be times when the lab results are negatively influenced by factors that would invalidate the Analysis results, such as a state of pregnancy, chronic disease management medications or therapy and certain lifestyle factors (such as illicit drug use).   In other cases, the biomedical analysis may indicate conditions that are causing longevity concerns.  We strongly encourage you to share your Analysis (including the lab results and myLQFactors® section) with your healthcare provider as soon as possible to design a plan to help improve your results.  Periodic Analysis reports can help monitor progress as you work with your healthcare provider.

The myLQAnalysis report is based upon your unique biomedical profile, and cannot be re-sold or returned.  We do welcome your feedback if you feel that your Analysis did not meet your expectations. Please email your feedback to info@mylongevityquest.com

Your secure, online account will contain all your Analysis information.

Since your lab results contains confidential information, we do not forward it.  However, Inside Look (which can be accessed from your myLQFactors section of your Analysis or directly at www.myExamOne.com) provides you with the ability to save or print for such purposes.

Since your Analysis contains confidential medical information, we do not forward it.  We provide you with the ability to save or print for such purposes.  When viewing your Analysis, click on What’s Next? then For My Physician to save or print a special report for your healthcare provider.

Questions regarding lab results should be discussed with your healthcare provider.

You can send us questions by clicking on Contact.  We will respond promptly, generally within one business day.  If your question is diagnostic in nature, we request that you see your personal physician as we do not provide diagnostic support.

Your lab results are available through ExamOne‘s Inside Look®, an innovative new way to view your lab results online.  Your Analysis contains a link to Inside Look, or it can be accessed at www.MyExamOne.com.   You can view the results graphically or as a simple list.  Inside Look allows you to manage your profile information, save as a PDF, print results and share them with your personal physician.  All test results include the normal reference ranges for each item as well as commentaries on that item’s role in your body systems, with abnormalities indicated. We recommend you see your healthcare provider to discuss any specific results outside normal ranges. In combination with your myLQFactors® report, you and your physician can chart a plan to help improve your chances to live a long, good life.

Due to HIPAA policies and the confidentiality of your medical information, your Analysis is not emailed.  However, an email will be sent to notify you that your Analysis is ready to be accessed in your secure online account.

You will be notified via email when your Analysis is available in your secure online account, usually within 5 business days after your fluids and physical measurements are collected.   You can then login to view, save or print your results.

The entire process can take as little as 3 days, assuming you visit a local ExamOne Patient Service Center to provide your fluids and physical measurements.  These items are shipped via overnight delivery to the state-of-the-art Quest Diagnostics lab where they undergo hours of testing routines.  LongevityQuest’s proprietary advanced analytics and actuarial modeling systems then take over, producing your Analysis in as little as 3 total days.  To shorten the process might compromise the integrity of the testing routines.

Yes.  We respect your privacy and maintain confidentiality. Your information can be accessed only via your secure account.  The myLQAnalysis report and your lab results are protected by different secure networks.

You will be notified via email when your Analysis is available in your secure online account, usually within 5 business days after your fluids and physical measurements are collected.   You can then log in to view, save or print your results.

There are two ways to get a copy of your receipt.  We will send one via email after your card is charged.  Also, you can log in to your LongevityQuest account and print your order.  It’s that simple.

If another member referred you to us, you will be asked during checkout if you have a referral number for a special offer.  Make sure to enter that member’s referral number before confirming your purchase!

Your charges will be shown as LONGEVITYQUEST if your particular credit card allows all the characters.  Some credit cards show fewer characters, such as LONGEVITYQU.

Your credit card will be charged once you enter the required information and confirm your purchase.

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We accept most major credit cards, including VISA, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club and JCB.

A photo ID will be required to ensure the security of your health information.

Always take prescriptions per doctors’ orders.   Also, avoid over the counter medications, if possible.

Almost – but it does mean nothing to eat or drink except water.

Yes, since fasting generally provides more accurate lab results.  We recommend limiting salt intake, high cholesterol foods, alcohol and strenuous exercise for 24 hours, and fasting for at least 4 hours (8 hours is even better).   However, make sure you drink plenty of water so that you are well-hydrated for optimal results – at least 8 ounces of water 2 hours prior.

Yes – accurate lab tests are an essential first step in our analysis process. Here are some helpful tips:

24 HOURS PRIOR –            Avoid drinking alcoholic beverages, and avoid strenuous physical

activities.

4 to 8 HOURS PRIOR –     Do not eat or drink anything other than water.

2 HOURS PRIOR –              Drink at least 8 oz of water.

Avoid over the counter medication if possible, and always take prescriptions per doctors’ orders.

Make sure to have your photo ID with you!

The ExamOne examiner/phlebotomist will confirm your identity (have your photo ID), measure your height and weight, take a blood pressure reading, and perform a blood draw.  You will also be asked to provide a urine sample.  Once collected, the fluid containers will be clearly marked with your unique identifier code and placed in a secure package.  You will also be given a brochure about the lab testing, with your unique identifier code affixed.  This will ensure proper identification during the lab testing process and for your access to your completed lab test results online.

LongevityQuest exclusively uses ExamOne’s mobile examiners and their nationwide Patient Service Centers (PSC), giving you the flexibility you deserve. You can find the location of the nearest PSC when scheduling your exam during the purchase process.

Patient Service Centers (PSC’s) are certified laboratories where you can have blood drawn. These centers are staffed by licensed phlebotomists, and are often the same facilities you would be referred to by healthcare providers.

You can choose! ExamOne has an extensive network of licensed phlebotomists and paramedics who are mobile…many of our members prefer the convenience of being examined at their home or office. In addition, ExamOne has a nationwide network of Patient Service Centers (PSC’s), generally in most metropolitan areas.

ExamOne’s Schedule Now system, accessed during the myLQAnalysis purchase process, usually requires appointments to be set 3 days in advance.

Yes. When you purchase myLQAnalysis, we will guide you to ExamOne’s website. Click on the link to ExamOne’s Schedule Now system to set the date, time and your location. You will also be able to select a local Patient Service Center (PSC), if available.

We partner with Quest Diagnostics®, the world’s leading provider of diagnostic information services needed to make better healthcare decisions, and their subsidiary ExamOne®. Your examiner – either mobile or at a Patient Service Center – will follow strict protocols for transporting your materials to Quest’s state of the art facility where the lab testing will be performed. Those results will then be sent via secure transmission to LongevityQuest for processing and the creation of your customized myLQAnalysis.

No. myLQAnalysis does not include any clinical interpretation of your lab results, but rather provides an analysis of the results in the context of your longevity, based upon mortality science. We encourage engagement with your doctor once you receive your Analysis if there are any aspects of the report that require attention.

You can place an order by clicking on Get Started. It’s that simple.

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Cancellations and refunds must be requested in writing by email to info@mylongevityquest.com, and if issued the refund will be equal to the purchase price less a $50 cancellation fee.  No-shows for paramed exams will result in a $50 fee prior to rescheduling.  If you dispute the charge to your credit card company so that it would result in a “chargeback or retrieval” to LongevityQuest, and if LongevityQuest prevails in the dispute, you will receive no refund.