Metabolic Equivalency of Task, (MET) Testing is the measure of energy cost or
calories of physical activities. For example, one (1) MET is used while an individual
is seated at rest. A MET test measures the fitness level of an individual, and
this level is unable to be determined by other types of tests and vital signs. The
MET test is more accurate at determining an individuals level of fitness.
Who Administers the MET Test?
For a MET Test, you will be scheduled with a Physical Therapist, Athletic
Trainer, or Occupational Therapist, depending on when your appointment is.
What will happen before the MET Test?
You must sign up for a MyHealth Account before your MET test. This is
where you will receive the results of your test. We will take your resting
heart rate, and you will be asked screening questions about your health
history, including, height, weight, and age.
What happens during a MET Test?
During the test, we will place a heart monitor directly on your skin around
your ribcage, while you walk/jog on a treadmill. Your blood pressure, pulse,
and oxygen levels will be monitored.
How hard is a MET Test?
This test is a submaximal test, meaning you won't be doing vigorous exercise.
You may be walking or jogging on a treadmill for up to 10 minutes.
How to Prepare for a MET Test?
You'll need to wear gym attire and comfortable clothing to your test,
along with flat walking shoes. Do not consume caffeinated beverages or
smoke 3 hours prior to the test. Please arrive 10 minutes early.
When will I get my results?
Your test will be analyzed by an expert, who will then determine your
MET/FIT score. Your scores will be available in your MyHealth account within
7-10 business days. If you have an Intermountain Medical Group Physician,
you may choose to meet with him to review the results of your test.
To schedule your MET Test at North Ogden Clinic please call 801-786-7500.