FORT MYERS, Fla., Oct. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- If you could learn that you have a 42 percent chance of developing diabetes in the next five years and 75 percent of that chance could be altered by lifestyle changes – would you want to know? PersonaLabs, one of the nation's leading online direct-to-consumer online lab test and health information companies has teamed up with BioSignia, the company behind Know Your Number HealthScore as seen on The Biggest Loser television show, to provide a new tool for consumers, physicians, trainers and corporate wellness programs, the Targeted Risk Assessment (TRA). The TRA combines blood tests available through PersonaLabs.com with a risk assessment questionnaire that identifies risks for diabetes, heart disease, stroke and lung cancer.
"Providing a tangible tool that clearly identifies risks as well as the opportunity to decrease that risk puts control back into the hands of the consumers," said Edward Salko, D.O., medical director of PersonaLabs. "As the world of medicine continues to evolve, this technology stands at the front of the pack and is truly the wave of the future."
"BioSignia is excited to partner with PersonaLabs to provide a product enhancement that further empowers consumers to be proactive in their health management. Streamlining the process makes it easier than ever to gain measurable results that go beyond the results of a simple lab test," said John Schilhab, senior vice president, BioSignia.
PersonaLabs.com, a national leading direct-to-consumer laboratory testing and health information company, requires no physician's office visit to order laboratory tests online. Results are client-only accessible on our proprietary software and HIPAA-compliant secure server. PersonaLabs.com provides clients a more active role in their health care. For more information, visit www.PersonaLabs.com.
BioSignia is a leading technology company focused on creating innovative predictive modeling solutions for healthcare. BioSignia's Know Your Number product is used by hospital systems, health and wellness organizations, and clinical laboratories. In early 2010, NBC's The Biggest Loser began providing BioSignia's advanced health assessment to contestants and viewers. Visit www.knowyournumber.com.
Colleen Reynolds, APR – Public relations
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