Bioelectric Impedance Analysis

Body Composition Testing

The first step in a personalized weight management program

Personalized Approach to Weight Loss

Every individual is unique and every individual’s weight management journey is uniquely theirs. At Avance Care Mallard Creek located in Charlotte, NC we’re dedicated to helping you achieve your weight loss goals, so our weight management care is customized for you.

We start your weight loss program with a comprehensive assessment including body composition testing. This assessment provides us with precise data about your body’s composition, enabling our expert team to design a personalized weight loss strategy that aligns with your body’s specific needs. Whether you’re aiming to lose significant weight or simply tone up, Body Composition Testing ensures your journey is both effective and sustainable.

Body Composition Testing Technology

At Avance Care Mallard Creek we utilize advanced Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA) as a non-invasive method to assess body composition.  By sending a low, safe electrical current through the body, BIA measures the resistance encountered by the current as it travels through different tissues. Lean muscle, which is high in water and electrolytes, conducts electricity well, while fat, which contains less water, offers higher resistance. By analyzing the impedance (resistance) and reactance (cell membrane capacitance) values, BIA calculates the proportion of different body components. In as little as 70 seconds, this method provides in-depth information about your body’s total water, intracellular water, body fat, lean mass, recommended calorie intake, and more.

The Inbody BWA device used at Mallard Creek is an FDA approved medical-grade body composition analyzer. This technology has been validated in over 4,900 clinical studies worldwide and proven amongst the most accurate. Mayo Clinic researchers validated InBody as 98% correlated to DEXA scans, the Gold Standard method for Fat-Free Mass and Body Fat Percentage in an ambulatory population. Read the study here.

Learn more about the professional InBody® BIA technology utilized in our office.


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