Performance Nutrition and Body Composition Laboratory
Performance Nutrition and Body Composition Laboratory

Contact Information

Dr. Tammy J. Stephenson, PhD, FAND
Department Chair & Professor

117 Funkhouser Building Lexington, KY 40506-0054

performancenutritionlab@uky.edu

Quark RMR

Quark RMR

Quark RMR Testing

Our Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR) assessment allows you to see how many calories you burn at rest and what you are burning (fat or carbohydrate). From this data, we can use an activity factor to determine how many calories you need to eat to either lose, gain or maintain your current body weight. This is especially important if you have recently lost or gained weight as predicted metabolic rates are not accurate after weight loss or gain.

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How the Quark RMR Works

The Quark RMR system uses indirect calorimetry, analyzing the amount of oxygen and carbon dioxide you are expiring. From these values, we are able to calculate your energy expended. The end result of this test is the number of calories you would expend in one day if you did no activity.

Frequently Asked Questions

During the Quark RMR test, you will simply lie back on our bed and breath normally into the RMR hood. The test typically takes between 15-20 minutes.
You may dress in any comfortable clothes for this test.
Yes, for the Quark RMR test we recommend you fast for at least 8 hours prior. Water or black coffee the morning of the test are fine to consume.
  • BOD POD, standard rate: $40
  • BOD POD, UK student/employee rate: $25
  • Quark RMR, standard rate: $50
  • Quark RMR, UK student/employee rate: $35
  • BOD POD & Quark RMR Combo, standard rate: $80
  • BOD POD & Quark RMR Combo, UK student/employee rate: $50 

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Department of Dietetics and Human Nutrition
Performance Nutrition and Body Composition Laboratory

Dr. Tammy J. Stephenson, PhD, FAND
Department Chair & Professor
117 Funkhouser Building
Lexington, KY 40506

performancenutritionlab@uky.edu

PNBC Team

Performance Nutrition and Body Composition Team
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Contact Information

Dr. Tammy J. Stephenson, PhD, FAND
Department Chair & Professor

117 Funkhouser Building Lexington, KY 40506-0054

performancenutritionlab@uky.edu