Urine Test

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  1. AimHigh_1999

    AimHigh_1999 New Member

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    Good evening, I was just doing my research on the DODMERB and saw that they run a urine test. I’m not worried about it but is there anybody that has recently taken it that can explain what they look for, if it is a “drug test” or what they test for? Thank you!!! :)
     
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    The dodmerb urine test is for excess sugar and/or proteins (I believe). It is NOT a drug test, but be prepared to participate in urinalysis frequently if you are awarded an appointment or scholarship. No great night is worth $100k+.
     
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    Thank you, I was just doing some research as to what to expect this week when I do my evaluation. :)
     
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    Is for glucose, protein and blood (hematuria) in urine. If you do sports try not to for at least 3 days before the exam because that can make you have a false reading specially for blood and protein. Look into the special instructions in the DODMETS website.
     
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    And lay off the protein supplements and/or drinks if you are an athlete and use those kinds of things (DS doesn't, but a DR told us about it and makes sense). For sure, heed what foxtrot17 said: pretty common if you have been strenuously working in your sport to have excessive protein in you urine, and that does trigger an AMI. We went through this. Not an issue really other than the TIME it add to the whole process. We did all this in the summer and it took a long time. Now DoDmrb is in the peak time of working through paperwork. It'll take a while! So my advice, based upon DS's experience: is to do all you can to prevent additional workload. Good luck!
     
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    From what I understand its no longer required although I have read that a lot of docs still do it. My DS did all of the above about avoiding strenuous exercise and protein drinks etc days before. Arrived for the exam ad the dr said " they used to make us do a urine test, but now they say not to anymore".
     
  7. MidwestDad

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    DS had glucose in urine remedial last year - no big deal just PITA to get retest and resubmit with extra wait.
     
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    I can’t imagine it’s not required? That’s odd. Curious if your DS has cleared DoDMRB?
     
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    Mine did not have urinalysis at DODMERB exam this past fall. Was not required.
     
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    My DS Dr also said it was no longer required. He passed DODMERB. However, I have read many posts on here that some Drs as still giving it at the exams. I would be prepared just in case
     
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    Hats so interesting to me, as that generated a remedial for him. Anyone in the know aware if a UA is part of final processing on I-day? If so maybe that would explain.

    Absent doing a blood draw or UA, seems like there are significant things (diabetes comes to mind) that can be missed. Interesting!!
     
  12. USMAROTCFamily

    USMAROTCFamily 5-Year Member

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    I previously posted this on another post:

    "And technically, according to DoDMERB, the urine test is no longer required. The packet still said it was, and when our medical facility did NOT take the specimen from either of my kids, I was worried. I called DoDMERB and they were the ones who informed me of this no longer being a requirement. However, some facilities still do it and the urine WILL be tested if it is taken. If there is protein, blood or anything else negative showing in the sample, it will cause a remedial."
     
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  13. AimHigh_1999

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    Thank you all for the feedback! :)
     
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    another13mom 10-Year Member

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    Urine testing is completed within 72 hours of arrival at any SA for purposes of drug testing. One would assume that significant illness like diabetes would be reported on the medical history form. DODMERB exams aren't for diagnosing but to eyeball each cadet for anything obvious and to complete a height/weight & hearing/speech testing
     
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    I wonder if years of false positive/ cleared remedial urinalysis results for sugar and protein led to this change.
     
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    Good points...both of them. It was sure a headache for us as that alone required two additional appointments (along with resting time, missing school...headache in general BIG TIME)!!
     
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    Wishful "Land of the free, because of the brave..." 5-Year Member

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    Just make sure you study..;)
    Fun fact: It's called the Dole Test because it was named after Elizabeth Dole, (wife of Sen. Bob Dole) then Transportation Secretary who instituted mandatory drug testing for railroad workers around 1987. The rest as they say, is history.