If you are looking to compete in an upcoming mixed martial arts, kickboxing, Muay Thai, boxing, bare knuckle boxing, or even jiu-jitsu competition, chances are you might need to get some blood testing done in order to be cleared for the contest.
Most every athletic commission now requires each athlete to provide proof that they are free of bloodborne viruses prior to competition.
HealthLabs.com provides blood testing that meets the requirements for almost every major fighting organization, including the Associate of Boxing Commissions, and Combative Sports and the World Boxing Federation.
The MMA Fighter Blood Test includes blood work for:
Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) Surface Antigen Test
Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Antibody Test
HIV 4th Generation Duo Antigen/Antibody Test
The three viruses tested in this panel are typically known for being transmitted sexually or from sharing injecting equipment, but in rare cases, viral infections can spread through contamination of open wounds. Most people seldom, if ever, encounter situations where they are at risk of someone else’s blood coming in contact with their open wound or sore. Professional fighting is a notable exception to this. Since all three of the viruses tested for in this panel are incurable, blood testing is considered a necessary precaution for combative sports.
There are three easy steps to Healthlabs.com. First, you choose your lab test. Then you visit the lab closest to you (they partner with more than 4,500 labs across the country). Lastly, you receive results in 1-3 business days.
This test may be performed the same day as payment, and you will receive your results back in time to be cleared by the commission.
REMINDER: Just because you get tested, it does not that the commission has thoroughly done their job in investigating both sides. Several years ago, the commission in Arkansas allowed an HIV-positive boxer to compete, not realizing he was suspended in another state. As a competitor you need to do your due diligence to ensure that you are protected.
Athletes who need to complete the required blood testing for an upcoming contest should click the banner below to schedule and you will receive 20% off your testing.
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