Risky gene bar to entry?

Discussion in 'Health and Fitness' started by Quoth, Jan 28, 2009.

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  1. Hi all,

    The son of a colleague of mine has been refused entry to the regulars due to the fact that he is carrying a gene which may lead to the development of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. He doesn't have the condition but there is the risk that it may develop. He is being tested every two years to check whether the condition is developing.

    He is desperate to serve and was wondering whether he would be able to get into the TA. I know the medical criteria are meant to be the same for regular and TA but I know of a few instances where TA medicals have been a little bit more 'lenient'.

    Any advice would be appreciated.



  2. From what I remember, a TA medical is conducted by a local, affiliated, GP (though this could be wrong/have changed).
  3. Hi Tango,

    You are correct - TA medicals are usually carried out by a local GP. Sometimes there is a pool of GP's that get called on so there isn't much consistency in terms of what GP is used - some have a very good understanding of the medical process and others not.