Effect Of Fever On Medical Check-up Results?
I did the MCU test last Monday at PT Kai, so during the test I had a fever. Well the day before the medical test I took amoxicillin. Can having a fever affect the test results? Then if we take amoxicillin before the test, will it affect our urine and blood test results? I was very worried about not passing the test. Thank you, please help with the answer
Hi Fajrin, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. In general, medical check-up tests are carried out to assess whether a person has certain medical conditions that prevent him from working well when he is admitted later. And what is seen from this test can vary, depending on the needs of the company or agency that will accept you.
Regarding your question, fever may or may not affect blood or urine test results. If your fever is only 1-3 days, then the results may be normal, but if it is more than that, you may see changes in your blood and urine tests depending on the cause of the fever.
But then again, of course it's impossible for the company not to accept someone to work in his place just because of a fever or a mild infection. Sickness is one of those things that can sometimes be unpredictable and even if you don't have a fever right now, it could be one day when you're exhausted from work.
Especially on urine tests, we think what your company wants to see is whether you are taking alcohol or drugs and this is what could actually get you off the hook. Because the use of alcohol and illegal drugs can clearly affect performance and have a bad influence on the company, rather than from fever which is one of the symptoms most often complained by people around the world.
Likewise with amoxicillin, its presence in the blood will not be detected by routine blood tests and should not disqualify you. Our advice is that you don't need to panic, and even if later you are not accepted because of the medical check-up, the company must have its own reasons which are for the sake of mutual safety as well. I hope you and your family are always healthy.
That's all, hope it helps.
dr. Amadeo D Basfiansa