Turned down medically

Discussion in 'Naval Academy - USNA' started by chuang104, Mar 30, 2017.

  1. chuang104

    chuang104 New Member

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    This morning, I received news from DodMERB stating

    "D200.00 Medical Officer Miscellaneous Disqualified - Equivocal insect allergy (fire ant) with class IV IGE"

    But then it went on to say

    "Consult: allergist regarding history of Equivocal fire ant allergy with recent class IV IGE. Please elicit history and evaluate clinically to rule out insect allergy for military service."

    And

    "Obtain skin allergy testing (scratch, puncture, prick) for: fire ant"

    What does all of this mean? If I visit an allergist and get tested again, do I still have a chance? Or does the D200.00 mean that this is the end of the road for me?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance.
     
  2. vadad23

    vadad23 Member

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    Sounds like the door is still open and they will be asking for a consult from an allergist. Guessing that the request is for a more detailed clinical history of any symptoms given the high level of antibodies(i.e. the positive blood test for insect allergy) to fire ants. It is important to note that the IGE test are not the best at positive predictive value. Some folks have high IgE and do not actually react to the allergen thus they are also asking for skin allergy testing to be exposed to the allergen and see what symptoms occur.

    Once you get the written letter, it should be more clear.
     
  3. JaxNavyMom111

    JaxNavyMom111 Member

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    You can usually print the letter from DoDMERB's site yourself. I would recommend doing it and getting on it quickly. My DD had an AMI update request that she received an e-mail on three weeks after it was posted to the site and we still haven't seen the letter in the mail and it was posted mid-February. We printed the letter from the site and took care of it within 24 hours. It still took them two weeks to process to get her medically qualified even though we scanned and uploaded the response quickly.
     
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  4. Capt MJ

    Capt MJ 10-Year Member

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    You can always call your DODMERB tech for info right from the source.

    DODMERB Qs or DQs per the standard. The Service decides to waive or not waive, per its own internal policies.
     
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  5. vadad23

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    Agree. It took my DD about 4 months to go through the whole waiver process from back in December and convinced the time saved by staying on top of changes in the portal and getting ahead of waiting for the official mail shaved weeks off the very stressful process. Only caveat I would offer is sometimes the letter would not be updated quickly either. The most recent AMI request letter was not updated for awhile(i.e. over a week) on the site.

    CaptMJ also great recommendation just to call the medical tech at DoDMERB and get a jump on making appointments and such.

    Good luck!