Questions about the medical.

Discussion in 'Joining the Royal Navy' started by Jake199878, May 18, 2016.

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  1. Hi, I've passed my RT and had my eye test done and so I've just booked my medical for the navy and I was just curious as to what this entails? Anyone able to give any insight into their experiences and what they'll be checking for? Also, I heard they take a urine sample and I wanted to know if that's for a drugs test or something else? Thanks for any help.
  2. Why have you got something to hide ;)

    Test for the Royal Navy or just the navy?
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  3. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

  4. That's a great help thanks, only other question I have is what the urine test it for? Is it a drugs test or like a health things? Not that it really matters, just curious :).
  5. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    All recruits undergo a compulsory random drugs test. Only it isn't random, it occurs during initial Naval training and everyone gets tested. The only random bit is why they use the word random. A positive result leads to discharge and a permanent bar to enter any service.

    Interestingly I got a call last week off a squaddie: "I was discharged from the Army after a positive CDT. They told me I could join the Navy"

    The conclusion? He was still tripping.
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  6. So any idea what the urine sample is for if it isn't a drugs test? o_O
  7. Jake, one of the reasons for checking urine is to check for excess sugar. I am in no way medically trained but I am diabetic and undergo urine tests regularly. There are probably other reasons of which I know nothing.
  8. Oh right, thanks.
  9. janner

    janner War Hero Book Reviewer

    Jake if you tell us your drugs of choice, there are some on here that can advise you how long they stay in the system.
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  10. The urine test is a dipstick test which will detect sugar, protein and blood in the sample - not drugs. Sugar indicates diabetes, blood possible kidney / bladder issues and protein could indicate kidney issues.
    You are advised to abstain from vigourous phys and sexual activity for 24-48 hrs before the medical to allow for the system to get flushed through.

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