Why does the VA draw blood?

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    I have never had blood drawn for employment before, does anyone know why the VA draws blood as part of pre-employment?
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    I have had blood drawn as part of pre employment. It was to check for immunity to MMR, chicken pox, etc.
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    they check your titers. Along with checking titers I received an EKG and chest xray (because I can't get a PPD due to positive readings)
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    Every position I held draws blood to check for titers for immunization status...It's not exclusively done by the VA.
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    probably to check titers, as already stated. However, why didn't you ask? Also, surely you had to sign a release. What did it say and did they give you a copy?
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    I have always had blood drawn.....and I've been a nurse for 34 years.
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    I've had a number of employers (inc. the VA) over the years do full, honest-to-God physical exams for pre-employment purposes, including CBC, chem panel, titers, etc.
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    Drug screens?!?
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    Quote from FORTHELOVEOF!!!!
    I have never had blood drawn for employment before, does anyone know why the VA draws blood as part of pre-employment?
    So you're saying you allowed someone to draw your blood and you never thought to ask the person "hey, by the way, what's this for?"

    Surely you signed a consent form allowing them to take the blood; do you normally sign such things without knowing what you are signing....and why??
    hiddencatRN, Altra, aachavez, and 1 other like this.
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    I wasn't told what my blood draw was for till after I signed for it...they drew mine for a CBC, BMP, and I had to pee in a cup for drugs, and UTI - the hospital I work for is very pro-preventative medicine - as an employee I can get a free physical each year including bloodwork, free mammogram etc...
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