Tests and Chest X-Ray
We do not accept any test results or xray images from other centers due to regulations.
Applicants between the age of 18 to 44 years are required to provide a blood test for Syphilis. If the result is positive, it does not necessarily mean that the applicant has Syphilis or will get it. Another confirmation test will be done. If the 2nd test is confirms the previous result the applicant will be treated here in our medical centre which will take 3 weeks. 3 weeks later, the results of the test will be provided to the consular office. A positive test result will mean the applicant is not eligible to receive a visa if not treated here. The Syphilis test is valid for 6 months. (http://turkey.usembassy.gov/medical_requirements.html)
All applicants between the age of 18 to 24 years are required to be tested for evidence of gonorrhea. Gonorrhea testing is done using a urine sample. You should have not urinated for at least 1 hour prior to giving the sample, please prepare to give a sample during your visit to our office. Applicants with a positive test result for gonorrhea is not eligible to receive a visa if not treated here. Upon completion of the treatment the applicant will be eligible to receive a visa.
All applicants fifteen (15) years or older are required to obtain Chest X-ray at our facility. If you have a previous Chest X-ray you may bring it to assist the radiology specialist to make a comparison in some certain diseases.
If the Chest X-Ray findings are suggestive of tuberculosis, the applicant will be required to provide three sputum specimens on three consecutive days to undergo microscopy for AFB, as well as culture for mycobacteria and confirmation of the Mycobacterium species, at least to the M. tuberculosis complex level which at a minimum takes 8 weeks. After the process the results of the test will be provided to the applicant and to the consular office.
DNA Relationship Testing
When genetic testing appears warranted, a Consular Officer may suggest visa applicants undergo DNA testing to establish the validity of the relationship(s). The panel physician that will conduct the DNA sampling. More information can be found here: http://travel.state.gov/content/visas/english/immigrate/types/family/dna-test-procedures.html