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Laboratory Analysis

Under the direction of Dr. Lisa M. Troy, the NAL analyzes body composition, bone mineral density, and human biological specimens and serves as a research facility for advanced students and faculty.

Current laboratory analysis include:

  • Anthropometry: Weight, Height, and Waist Circumference
  • Biochemical: Blood glucose, Hematocrit, Hemoglobin, and Lipid profiles
  • Dual Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DEXA): Body Composition (percent body fat and lean mass) and Bone Mineral Density (hip, spine, wrist, and whole body)
  • Nutrients: Vitamin D and Vitamin B-6
  • Biomarkers of Inflammation¬†