Annual blood test ensures regular monitoring of biomarkers used by physicians to help to identify over 25 common but overlooked diseases and
AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Biophysical Corporation announced today the availability of the BiophysicalCheck, an annual program of biomarker surveillance that can help identify some common medical conditions, including heart disease and cancer, that are usually missed in standard annual physicals. Through the evaluation of specific biomarkers, individuals and their doctors have a new tool to aid in diagnosis and to track their health status.
In the first stage of the BiophysicalCheck program, biomarkers that can indicate the presence of over 25 chronic medical conditions are evaluated. These conditions are usually more manageable in their earliest stages, but can be life-threatening if left untreated. In subsequent years, the program focuses on biomarkers associated with heart disease and cancer, evaluating their rate of change from one year to the next. Since the levels of these biomarkers can increase throughout the progression of the disease, finding changes that deviate from a client's established baseline can allow the earliest possible detection of a potentially dangerous condition. Combined, the diseases that are screened by the BiophysicalCheck program account for over 75 percent of deaths in the US every year.
"Creating a cost-effective program to aid in the detection of diseases that account for a large percentage of the deaths in the US every year is an important step for Biophysical," said Dr. George Rodgers, chief medical officer and president of Biophysical Corporation. "The BiophysicalCheck allows the individual to establish their own unique baseline or 'normal' level for each biomarker. Once a person's baseline levels are established, regular checks for increases serve as a great source of information when it comes to the pre-symptomatic detection of disease."
In the BiophysicalCheck program, a person has a small sample of blood collected every year. Each year's samples are analyzed side by side with the sample from the previous year.
BiophysicalCheck will initially be available through an employee's corporation. Biophysical Check is $695 per person per test and can be ordered in conjunction with a company's health and wellness benefits program. Companies interested in information about a customized BiophysicalCheck Corporate Program for their employees should contact Biophysical at 800.532.7092 or 512.623.4900. Additional information is also available at http://www.biophysicalcorp.com.
About Biophysical Corporation
Biophysical Corporation is a private, Austin, Texas-based company dedicated to advancing clinical knowledge and quality of life for its clients. Formed in 2004, the company offers Biophysical250, the most comprehensive and advanced assessment of personal health ever developed. Through the innovative analysis of blood-based biomarkers, Biophysical250 may indicate the presence or risk of cancer, cardiovascular disease and other health risks often before symptoms appear. The company's management and advisory board includes internationally renowned physicians and scientists who are leaders in the field of biomarker research. More information about the company and Biophysical250 is available at http://www.biophysicalcorp.com or by calling 800.532.7092.
Biophysical is a registered trademark of Biophysical Corporation. Biophysical250 and BiophysicalCheck are trademarks of Biophysical Corporation.
Biophysical health assessments are designed to help identify early signs of potential health risks. These assessments do not look for all diseases or health conditions. Biophysical health assessments are not substitutes for a full medical examination by your physician. Biophysical health assessment results do not constitute a medical opinion or advice. These test results are not medical care, treatment, a treatment recommendation or a diagnosis. No employee of Biophysical will provide individuals who purchase a Biophysical health assessment with a diagnosis of any disease or health condition or any advice regarding follow-up. Biophysical will not recommend any specific follow-up, further evaluation, therapy or treatment based on Biophysical health assessment results.
Communication with medical professionals employed by Biophysical
Corporation about Biophysical health assessments or the results of these
assessments do not establish a physician-patient relationship. Biophysical
health assessment results within the normal range do not mean that a
disease or health condition is not present. Test results outside the normal
range do not mean that a disease or health condition is present. Test
results may vary if repeated, or change over time. Biophysical health
assessment results should be assessed in conjunction with each other, the
results of other tests, the medical history and other relevant information.
Biophysical health assessment programs have not been evaluated by the Food
and Drug Administration for diagnostic or clinical use.
Kristin Thomas Miskovsky
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