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What's the appropriate way to measure body composition?

  • No unusual dietary or beverage behavior outside the normal routine for the patient, on the same day prior to analysis.
  • Large meals or an unusually large intake of beverages on the same day prior to assessment should also be avoided.
  • The weight of heavy clothing can be deducted with the Pre-TARE function.
  • For the most accurate results, the patient should be barefoot during the testing.
  • The positioning of the hands and feet is dictated by the design of the device, thus the physician should check and confirm that the patient is grasping the electrodes properly.
  • Measurements should not be taken within 2 hours of strenuous activity since the body's temperature is elevated and resistance in the body is altered.
  • In addition, the bladder should be emptied prior to the measuring process.