I day blood test

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  1. maxd950729

    maxd950729 Member

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    I read in the PTR they take blood on I-day. Does anyone know what the doctors are really looking for from this?
     
  2. Capt MJ

    Capt MJ 10-Year Member

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    My guess: official typing, drugs, alcohol, HIV, pregnancy.
     
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  3. anne99

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    They'll get a passed out plebe why my son gets there.:eek: He doesn't do blood draws well.
     
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  4. Old Navy BGO

    Old Navy BGO 5-Year Member

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    He won't be the first....but he'll get used to it over time !
     
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  5. usnavynurse

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    Do they do a complete physical as well? That is going to take a while to get thru all of these kids.
     
  6. Just Dad

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    Well, at least he will get a short mid-day nap-------------likely to be the only one he'll get for awhile.

    BTW: I was the same way at his age. Scared the life out of my Mom a couple of times; finding her son wide eyed on the floor surrounded by blood and a sharp implement. Dad used to laugh his arse off; he had the same problem---it goes away over time.
     
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  7. NavyHoops

    NavyHoops Super Moderator 5-Year Member

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    No, there isn't a full physical. A few quick stations of blood draw, breathalyzer, eye check, shots and if any waivers given a once check over. And yes it takes a long time. The stations that get backed up... final try on and change over into white works, once over by doc, shots. It honestly goes pretty quick.
     
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  8. usnavynurse

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    I'm sure they have it down to a science.
     
  9. anne99

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    So, I'm generally clueless about cigars but how does that affect a blood test if smoked within a couple days of the test?
     
  10. NavyHoops

    NavyHoops Super Moderator 5-Year Member

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    I don't know the scientific answer to this but USNA doesn't care about tobacco use in these types of test. Plebe Summer is tobacco free which isn't a problem for 99.5% of Mids (very few Mids smoke). Heck cigars tend to be a big part of military celebrations such as dining ins, dining outs, Marine balls, etc.
     
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  11. DesertCaliMom

    DesertCaliMom Member

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    Cigars would only show up as nicotine (they're organic after all), but please eat before smoking a stogie. If you're not used to the nicotine load, you'll turn green and be quite miserable, and quickly. A big meal compensates.

    I have some "imported" cigars aging for celebrating DS's eventual departure to 2022 PS ;)
     
  12. anne99

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    Cool. DS was in Corps at Texas A&M. Cigars were common. He wants to celebrate at his going away party in June. Cigars are the celebration of choice for him and his buddies.
     
  13. kinnem

    kinnem Moderator 5-Year Member

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    I miss my cigars but alas...
     
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