Cystatin C: Transforming cognitive and frailty screening

by Betsy Sears on October 12, 2018

Cystatin C

Using Cystatin C in older-age life insurance assessments.

Our clients tell us that controlling costs during the decision-making process and reducing application-to-issue cycle time are priorities within their new business teams. As older-aged individuals apply for life insurance, requirements designed for this market can become more time-consuming and cumbersome.

Many of today’s older-age evaluations include additional screenings to measure cognitive and frailty risks: clock drawing, delayed word recall and walking speed. These assessments may add time to the application process and increased cost for the insurer. However, recent studies indicate they could be replaced with a simple blood test: Cystatin C.

This white paper shows the correlation of Cystatin C levels and the impact it has on cognitive function and physical frailty. Download now.

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