No urinalysis at exam?

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  1. Sneak

    Sneak Member

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    I went to my medical exam today and they did everything (hearing, reading test, general physical, etc) except there was no urinalysis. This confused me since the instructions on dodmets.com talk about a urinalysis and I have read on this site that some candidates have had to do one. Will there be complications since I did not do a urinalysis?
     
  2. tex2021

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    DS had urine test plus all the usual physical exam. Not sure why you didn't get one.
     
  3. USMAROTCFamily

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    Neither of mine did it, even though the paperwork said so. They were told the paperwork was out of date and it was no longer required. They both were cleared through DODMERB with no issues.
     
  4. Thunder

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    Same here. No urinalysis even though paperwork showed. Status recently changed to qualified so it looks like a urninalysis is not needed.
     
  5. Crtusa

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    I took my medical exam last week, and brought my papers with me. The papers had a form about the urinalysis, but the doctor didn't mention it and I totally forgot. Now, my DODMERB status is "Complete-hold" so I'm kinda wondering how everyone else passed without it...unless I'm missing something else!
     
  6. Padre101

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    Not to cast aspersions on these contracted health centers, but it is required. They were supposed to perform it. Whether they reported it accurately is another story.

    My DS and two other candidates who were before him, a girl and boy, all took the urine test last week at the health facility to which we went.

    Protein, Sugar and Blood levels from the urine test are clearly on the paperwork as a required entry.
     
  7. murfthesurf

    murfthesurf DS - USNA 2020

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    Weird ! I asked the very same question last year, at this time !

    It is NOT required !

    DS is currently at USNA with Class of 2020 taking part in 'Plebe Summer festivities '
     
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  8. Crtusa

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    I contacted DODMERB via email about the urinalysis (since my status is Complete-hold) and this was the response:

    The urinalysis is no longer required on the exam, so that's why it wasn't done. Your exam status is complete-hold because it's missing some comments from the medical provider. Our case manager is working on getting the missing information. If anything else is needed from you, she will contact you directly.
     
  9. Maplerock

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    Don't worry, you will get your chance to pee in a cup.
     
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  10. Sneak

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    That's weird... I guess the contractors are just really inconsistent about it. I guess I'll just wait until I hear from DoDMERB
     
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    I took mine this morning and I had to do a urinalysis. Maybe the doctor wasn't up to date?
     
  12. Padre101

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    How IRONIC. Today, we were notified by DODMERB that he needs a remedial urine test.

    So he has to go back to do a test that is no longer required??????

    I was part of the military a long time and know that sometimes you do things that don't make sense, but honestly this doesn't make sense.
     
  13. CaliNavyMom

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    The urine test was listed on the paperwork and the checklist that the doctors complete...so if they are requesting it, it's obviously required, otherwise why are they requesting. Also another person posted the doctor didn't do their child's, and they had to go back for it after DODMERB notified them it was missing. So wondering if someone is giving incorrect information?
    I can understand where it's an important test as protein or blood in urine can be indicative of an issue if it continues to happen on retests.
     
  14. USMAROTCFamily

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    If the urinalysis is submitted they will look at the results. If there is an issue with something, then that is why they would ask for a remedial. Or if there is anything in the medical record, or in responses on the health questionnaire in regards to repeated UTI's or some other urological situation, then they might need it.
     
  15. USMAROTCFamily

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    We had previously contacted DODMERB on this exact issue, and were also told by them that it was no longer required, even though it was still on the paperwork. DD is current in NROTC on a 4-year scholarship and DS is a current cadet at USMA and neither of them had to provide urine sample during their DODMERB process.
     
  16. Padre101

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    My comment is more focused on how random and un-uniformed the process is. Why was my DS's urine test submitted if it wasn't required?

    If the urine test can capture health issues, then why not make all candidates take it?

    (Then again, what I've learned from my time in the military is: Suck it up and move forward. No point asking why.)
     
  17. Sneak

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    I called Concorde a few days ago to ask about my complete-hold status and they said that the urinalysis is no longer required. I know it was listed on the paperwork, but the staff at the urgent care (Concentra) that I went to seemed to know what they were doing as if they had done DoDMERB exams before (which i'm sure they have, including some this year prior to mine).
     
  18. Sneak

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    My guess would be that DoDMERB has not updated the paperwork even though they no longer require the urinalysis. Some doctors are aware of this and thus skip over the urinalysis section of the paperwork. The other doctors are simply following the instructions on the paperwork.
     
  19. AJC

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    High protein levels can be indicative of kidney problems.
    Applicants taking protein supplements should not use them leading up to the exam.
    Even if no longer required that does not mean DoDMERB will ignore the results if reported to them.
    Also ibuprofen can reduce kidney function to the extent that when tested abnormal protein levels could be detected.
     
  20. tommyboy44

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    Had my exam today. Can confirm that there is no urinalysis.
     

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