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Readiness Lab Studies

Readiness labs
The Health Record will be reviewed to ensure all required laboratory studies are current. If laboratory studies are due or are due within the ensuing 11 months, they will be drawn during the Periodic Health Assessment (PHA) visit. SELRES members will be advised to see their civilian provider for any laboratory studies, other than Coast Guard mandated readiness laboratory studies. The basic laboratory studies required for an individual to be medically ready are:

  • Blood type and RH factor

  • G6PD status (normal/abnormal)

  • Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) (verified receipt at Armed Forces Institute of Pathology repository)

  • Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) antibody specimen (tested every 2 years)

For MRRS entry, all labs, with the exception of DNA, must be verified via lab report. Active Duty and SELRES personnel shall be HIV tested every two years, unless clinically indicated. SELRES personnel shall be HIV tested at the time of activation when called to active duty for more than 30 days and if they have not received an HIV test within the last two years. All members shall be tested within one year before an expeditionary deployment.

 deployment health

Readiness Resources

MRRS (logon required)

Last Modified 1/12/2016