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I have my medical coming up with NJA as a new hire, I was wondering what the blood exams entail. I just did a full set at my own physician a few weeks ago and was wondering how much more they go into it.
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They start with the hair on top of your head and finish between your toes. The blood work was very extensive. When I had mine many moons ago they were not acceptting "no change" in response to past medical items - so you might want to bring some notes if you have many items from the past - surgery, hospitalization etc. Maybe someone who has had one recently can give you more updated info.
 

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Physical is a piece of cake.


I am just curious. Are any of those airplanes in your profile turbine powered?
 

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I asked the same question when the nurse was sticking me with the needle a few months ago in Columbus. If I understood correctly, the test is fairly comprehensive. HDL/LDL/trigl., all the STDs you can think of., test for certain kinds of cancer, etc.
 

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I will warn you now. Sawbones has BIG knuckles! :(
 

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Blood test in a physical is usually...

CBC, complete blood count....
This includes your
RBC-red blood count 4.5-5.9
WBC-white blood count 4.0-10.0
PLT-Platelets 150-450
HCT-Body's ability to carry oxygen 39-49
HGB-body's ability to carry oxygen 13-16.5

Blood plasma tests...
Glucose-blood sugar
Creatinine
AST-liver function stay off booze for a few days
ALT-liver function no booze, just for a few days

Aids test.

These will test for many blood disorders and some cancers. Plus diabetes.


Nothing to worry about. If they do find somthing it could save your life.
 

Lord Wakefield

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Why don't you wait till next month and you won't be required to take the physical?

Any way, no big deal and it's free. Enjoy!
 

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Lord Wakefield said:
Why don't you wait till next month and you won't be required to take the physical?

Any way, no big deal and it's free. Enjoy!
Are they doing away with it?
 

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Answerguy said:
Blood test in a physical is usually...

CBC, complete blood count....
This includes your
RBC-red blood count 4.5-5.9
WBC-white blood count 4.0-10.0
PLT-Platelets 150-450
HCT-Body's ability to carry oxygen 39-49
HGB-body's ability to carry oxygen 13-16.5

Blood plasma tests...
Glucose-blood sugar
Creatinine
AST-liver function stay off booze for a few days
ALT-liver function no booze, just for a few days

Aids test.

These will test for many blood disorders and some cancers. Plus diabetes.


Nothing to worry about. If they do find somthing it could save your life.
Aren't PLT's supposed to be 150,000 - 450,000? At 150-400 you'd bleed out internally my bumping your knee on the coffee table.

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You are correct about the PLT level. But on the blood work chart when a patient sees it they are listed as (150-450) thou/cu mm. To small of space for such a large number...

A person would not bleed internally by bumping their knee with a low PLT number. Many people who have cancer or a blood disorder do fine with a very low PLT count, like 20-40 or 20,000-40,000. Now with this low number a person would not want to ride moto-cross or drive a race car. Or get into a car accident. But getting around from day to day they do fine. You can even go into minor surgery as long as your PLT is 50 or 50,000 and above.
 
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Answerguy said:
You are correct about the PLT level. But on the blood work chart when a patient sees it they are listed as (150-450) thou/cu mm. To small of space for such a large number...

A person would not bleed internally by bumping their knee with a low PLT number. Many people who have cancer or a blood disorder do fine with a very low PLT count, like 20-40 or 20,000-40,000. Now with this low number a person would not want to ride moto-cross or drive a race car. Or get into a car accident. But getting around from day to day they do fine. You can even go into minor surgery as long as your PLT is 50 or 50,000 and above.

You're too smart to be in this industry. Go to medical school and make yourself some $$$$$$$$$$$$!!
 

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I just spoke to the woman who does the NJA drug testing. I asked her about blood work for pilots and she said that NJA doesn't do that and the FAA does not permit it, as it is an invasive procedure.
 

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paulsalem said:
I just spoke to the woman who does the NJA drug testing. I asked her about blood work for pilots and she said that NJA doesn't do that and the FAA does not permit it, as it is an invasive procedure.
Untrue. You go in for a VERY thorough physical while in indoc, which includes blood work.
 

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Is the medical before or after the job offer? I would appreciate any information on how fractional companies conduct their medicals. Please PM if you don't want to post. Thanks.
 

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The physical is after you are an employee of NJA and on the property. Whether or not you have a current medical is not relevant, you get another. The physical is a combination of a company and an FAA exam. New hires have been known to lose their medicals. Please don't attempt this if you know you have medical issues. Certain issues (high cholesterol, etc) may not cost you the job, they will only inform you about it. However, other issues, such as what happens after you drink a healthy glass of orange tang-like drink after fasting overnight, have been known to catch guys. I wish it was different, but it is what it is. Once you are an employee, it's back to your old doc for your FAA medical.
 

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Go out and get yourself a current 1st medical the month you start class. Then, the netjets medical is now an "executive" physical. No FAA paperwork. I think you had to have a FAA medical current within 2 mos of the netjets medical for that to apply. Once person in our class had a 4 month old 1st class and argued with the nurse that he/she did not have to take a FAA first as his/hers was still current. The nurse was pissed and called netjets, however, the person won and didn't have to do the FAA paperwork. BTW, physical is still the same, the only difference is whether or not you do the paperwork for the feds. Don't sweat it too much. I had a small problem and was still issued a first. Just had to do a follow up test. Yes, it was a pain. My normal flight doc could've cared less. If you want details, pm me.
 
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