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Asked For 509 Apical Lordotic chest x-ray and exam after doing initial medical.

Common Wealth Doctor needs a different x-ray to rule out any TB I'm assuming.

I'm a very healthy 38 year old male from the U.S. a low risk country for TB, and have been tested for it recently.

I'm applying fro a PMV 300, Is this common to get asked to undergo a second X-Ray?? This is the last thing in the Visa decision.

Saw my GP today and he thought it was very strange, since he knows of my health quite well.

Going back to panel clinic on Monday for X-Ray and $130 out of pocket!
 

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If there is a concern, then they will ask, I'm guessing they saw something of a concern in first xray
 
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Semi common. Depends on your history, travel and or previous X-ray.

AP lordotic is for those areas that are obscured on the PA so think clavicles and upper ribs.

If you're GP is confused based on what he knows of your health then it could have just been an anomaly (shadowing) from the previous X-ray they wish to rule out.

And yeah TB is one of the main reasons to be looking.
 

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Thank you @ Aussiesteve:
Actually my wife is called for second test that is Apical Lordotic chest X Ray despite being inactive TB. But i am worried if they ask for another test that is sputum test which takes almost 8 weeks and that will be delay for my college. I am worried about this so i need advise from senior member of this forum... thank you all
with regards.
 

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Over 30 years ago my wife,failed a medical because of suspected TB, even though the sputum test did not prove positive, she was required to undertake a course of medication for 6 months before she was granted her PMV. Last year when undergoing treatment for a totally different complaint, the report from the radiologist to the doctor mentioned the presence of evidence of a n old TB infection!
 
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