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
HCT-Body's ability to carry oxygen 39-49
HGB-body's ability to carry oxygen 13-16.5
Blood plasma tests...
AST-liver function stay off booze for a few days
ALT-liver function no booze, just for a few days
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.
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.
Untrue. You go in for a VERY thorough physical while in indoc, which includes blood work.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.