For an unprepared person, health checks can be a real challenge and a cause of poor mood. To avoid this, we will briefly tell you what examinations and consultations you have to attend and how long it will take. Antakalnis Aviation Medical Centre performs initial and repeated medical checkups within one business day, unless additional tests are required because of the health condition. Initial examination takes on average 5 to 7 hours and repeated examination 1 to 3 hours.
Upon arrival for health examination you must submit:
ID document and aviation specialist license.
Extract from personal outpatient medical records
Extract by your family GP with a detailed medical history, listing all your illness or the results of examinations and tests by medical professionals performed in the last 5 years;
Mental health certificate
A certificate issued by a physician or medical institution certifying that the person has not had psychological disorders or mental illnesses;
Certificate on addictive diseases
A certificate issued by a physician or a medical institution confirming that the individual has not been found to be addicted on alcohol, psychotropic or narcotic substances.
Health tests and checks during medical examination
Full blood test
Preventive test for blood composition that shows the count, volume, shape, distribution by types of blood forming elements (erythrocytes, platelets, leukocytes) and other atypical cells. This test allows to determine any abnormalities. It helps detect inflammation, anemia, and identify bacterial and viral infections. More detailed examinations are recommended if certain pathologies are found.
Blood glucose test
A blood glucose test can determine whether the amount of blood glucose in the blood is at normal levels. Both too low and too high levels are dangerous.
The test results shall not only the condition of kidneys but also that of other organs and systems in the body.
Urine drug test
The test measures the use of amphetamine, barbiturates, cocaine, methamphetamine, methadone, opiates, cannabis, benzodiazepine (mandatory for class I and class III, random for flight attendants).
Alcohol test with alcohol tester
Assessment of respiratory function
The test shows any changes in the lungs, chest defects that interfere with the respiratory function.
12-channel electrocardiogram (ECG)
Recording of the electrical activity of the heart.
Veloergometry (physical exercise test)
Electrocardiogram recording during exercise. The test is done by cycling a special medical stationary bicycle. The cardiologist monitors the heart rate, blood pressure, respiration, electrocardiogram, and overall patient condition during the test. An electrocardiogram is monitored before, during and after exercise. The test is important for: diagnostics of cardiovascular diseases, i.e. detection of ischemic heart disease, evaluation of cardiac muscle condition, assessment of physical capacity, diagnosis of cardiac arrhythmias, evaluation of treatment efficiency and effectiveness of rehabilitation.
Allows assessment of the condition of internal organs (liver, kidneys).
Determines the ability to hear sounds of different tones.
Identifies the motility of the tympanum.
Test of the field of vision range with special devices – perimeters. The test of the field of vision range is very important because it is of great practical importance and is a measure of peripheral vision. It is weaker than the central vision, but it broadens our vision range and helps us orient in space. Changes are often the only early symptom of many eye diseases.
Measurement of arterial and venous blood pressure and intraocular pressure.
Colour perception test
The test is performed on an anomaloscope or CAD test (class III).
Mental health assessment questionnaire
Mandatory for class I and class III, random for flight attendants.
The tests are followed by specialist consultations:
ENT, optometrist, cardiologist, neurologist, surgeon, family doctor, dentist as well as gynaecologist for women. These are the basic tests, but additional tests may be needed if a medical condition is identified during the screening.