A biometric screening is a health examination and risk assessment for medical conditions or diseases, according to Providence Health & Services. These screenings help people understand what they can do to improve and maintain their health.
Wellness Corporate Solutions notes that some of the information collected during a biometric screening includes blood pressure, bone density, glucose levels, cholesterol, and body composition. Screening results provide information on the risks, treatments and preventative measures for diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and hypertension.
iaWellness explains that these screenings are important for companies because they help reduce medical costs by proactively identifying employees who are at risk of potentially debilitating medical conditions and treating them accordingly.