The recommended guidelines to become certified for scuba diving includes bloods testing. The Scuba Diving Safety Fitness Panel includes the recommended blood test for scuba diving certification. Click here for more info regarding current Medical Standards for Sport Diving
Significant deviations from the normal range may require further evaluation by your physician.
Complete Blood Count (CBC) w/ Differential: Hematocrit; hemoglobin; mean corpuscular volume (MCV); mean corpuscular hemoglobin (MCH); mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration (MCHC); red cell distribution width (RDW); percentage and absolute differential counts; platelet count; red cell count; white blood cell count; immature granulocytes.
Comprehensive Metabolic Profile (CMP) (includes eGFR): A:G ratio; albumin, serum; alkaline phosphatase, serum; ALT (SGPT); AST (SGOT); bilirubin, total; BUN; BUN:creatinine ratio; calcium, serum; carbon dioxide, total; chloride, serum; creatinine, serum; globulin, total; glucose, serum; potassium, serum; protein, total, serum; sodium, serum; eGFR.
Lipid Panel: Cholesterol, total; high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol; low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol (calculation); triglycerides; very low-density lipoprotein (VLDL) cholesterol (calculation).
Urinalysis, Complete Profile: Color; appearance; specific gravity; pH; protein; glucose; occult blood; ketones; leukocyte esterase; nitrite; bilirubin; urobilinogen; microscopic examination of urine sediment.
Creatine Kinase (CK), Total, Serum
Gamma Glutamyl Transpeptidase (GGT)
Lactic Acid Dehydrogenase (LD) (LDH)
Uric Acid, Serum (Gout Test)
Patient Instructions: Patient should fast for 12-14 hours preceding collection of specimen. Discuss discontinuing drugs causing increased uric acid concentration include diurectics, pyrazinamide, ethambutol, and nicotinic acid with your primary care physician before testing. Avoid exercise before venipuncture.