Simplifying Science Descipher Logo   
Clinical Laboratory Test:
body — weight change

Information displayed below is a subset of the entire knowledge base and may be incomplete intensionally or inadvertently. If you detect a serious error or want access to the complete knowledge base, please contact us.


Clinical test weight change is a measure of the amount of weight a patient has gained or lost over a period of time. It is typically measured in kilograms or pounds. The most common method for obtaining a patient's test weight change is to weigh the patient on a scale at the beginning and end of the period being measured. The difference between the two weights is the test weight change. Other methods for obtaining test weight change include measuring the patient's body mass index (BMI) or body fat percentage.

Some Diseases Associated with an Abnormal Weight Change
Detailed Laboratory Testing Information (use the custom search buttons below to find details on these topics)

All of the following must be considered when interpreting clinical findings and are too extensive to be covered on this site: