R.I.S.C test: Guide for Physicians

Lifespan’s R.I.S.C test

  • Takes just 15-20 minutes
  • Non-invasive and painless – no blood samples
  • Only 3 hours fasting required
  • Cardio-metabolic risk and autonomic nervous system risk score for continued monitoring
  • Patient compliance high
  • Everyday more than 100 people undergo the R.I.S.C test

Who should do the test?

  • People at risk of diabetes - Overweight and obese, Family history of diabetes,
       High blood pressure and high cholesterol, Smoking, Sedentary Lifestyle.
  • Pre diabetics
  • Diabetics
     - Controlled
     - Uncontrolled
  • Diabetics with cardiac complications

What is R.I.S.C?

The R.I.S.C. test comprehensively investigates 30 vital cardio-metabolic health indicators. The test screens for insulin resistance and impaired glucose tolerance. It determines the optimum functioning of sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system and checks for deterioration of muscle and nerve reflexes.Sudomotor test measures the extent of neural response and detects nerve damage (neuropathy). Cardiovascular health is also assessed by determination of ventricular function and hemodynamic analysis.Blood pressure and lipid markers are also assessed as indicators of chronic or symptomatic hypertension.

In conclusion, the R.I.S.C test helps determine if a patient is at risk of developing diabetes and if a patient is diabetic, it helps measure the risk a patient may have for the complications associated with the disease.

R.I.S.C - Report on Insulin Sensitivity and Control Test - is being introduced for the first time in India by Lifespan. The R.I.S.C. test is already being successfully used by clinicians across the US and Europe.

The R.I.S.C.test offers two significant benefits:

  • It is non-invasive and takes just 7 minutes.
  • The result is obtained immediately after the test is done i.e.zero waiting period for the patient.

Lifespan’s R.I.S.C test

  • Subject sits on a chair with feet placed on the galvanic plate
  • Pulse oximeter is attached to right index finger,
       blood pressure cuff applied to left arm
  • The first phase consists of the patient sitting in a relaxed state
  • The second phase records BP response to Valsalva maneuver
  • The third phase records BP response to deep breathing
  • The last phase records BP response in standing position

R.I.S.C - Measured Parameters

R.I.S.C - Intended Uses and Features

Cardio-metabolic Risk Factors Conventional Methods versus R.I.S.C