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hi guys! happy newyear! im sorry if i haven't updated you regarding my medical exam. well as what i expected i did sputum exam last dec 10-12. got the results dec 17 in the afternoon for smear and it was negative. the doctor asked for my med cert and i provided it. until now haven't heard any calls from slec. (not complaining!) hehe but i got paranoid coz last week (just one day) my mobile was off from 7am-10am and it got me worried coz i read here that one of the vjers thought shes negative until her sched call since she didnt get any call. Apparently slec cant contact her.

So my question is what time does slec usually calls for positive culture and do they try to call several times? Sorry just worried :) anyway my results will be on feb. anyone here with same sched as me? thanks and God bless!

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you should be able to call them for the results and don't need to wait around for them to call you. if you're close to the area, i think you could do walk in.

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hi guys! happy newyear! im sorry if i haven't updated you regarding my medical exam. well as what i expected i did sputum exam last dec 10-12. got the results dec 17 in the afternoon for smear and it was negative. the doctor asked for my med cert and i provided it. until now haven't heard any calls from slec. (not complaining!) hehe but i got paranoid coz last week (just one day) my mobile was off from 7am-10am and it got me worried coz i read here that one of the vjers thought shes negative until her sched call since she didnt get any call. Apparently slec cant contact her.

So my question is what time does slec usually calls for positive culture and do they try to call several times? Sorry just worried :) anyway my results will be on feb. anyone here with same sched as me? thanks and God bless!

Our two months are up on feb 11th so we're right where you are. I think the chances are pretty slim that they would call you during the only 3 hours your phone has been off the whole month, but I'm sure you can call them if you're that worried. Everything will be ok and you'll have that visa soon :)

- Bron (Makati/Utah)

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i am supposed to call them jan 21, but because of my paranoia, :blink: i called them jan. 2... hehehe

I asked them if my result is out already and the nurse kinda scolded me on the phone!! hahaha, cant blame her though

They told me to call them on the date written on the paper they gave me. They also said they will call me earlier if it's positive. It doesn't really bother me that they scolded me or they give me sarcastic answer. hahaha.. I just want to be relieved.

So try to call them. :rofl:

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11/19/2012 : start of my 3-day sputum exam

11/21/2012 : 3 smear result is negative but have to wait 2 months for culture and sensitivity test result

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tintin and mike, they have given me a specific date to call them. and if i call way too early they might get irritated or something hehe

bron chase, thats the date they wanted me to call! they said results will be on feb 6 but start calling feb 11. i gave them my landline number too. but you know since it was the holidays were always out. but i always have my mobile phone with me. its just that particular 3 hours that my phone was off but we're home at that time hehe

pigmonk, exactly! haha im kinda scared to call too since its just my third week! :)) but i should try so i can have my peace of mind back :P just want to know from the vj users that got positive culture result if what time slec usually calls. :)

thanks for your responses! i have we all got negative culture results! :)

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i know two members who got positive. One was informed that she is positive exactly 6 weeks after her sputum exam. The other one was nearly 5 weeks after the sputum exam.


06/25/2008 : Met for the first time

07/25/2011 : Met for the 2nd time, HE PROPOSED!

04/06/2012 : Sent I29-F Package

04/09/2012 : NOA1 received

10/03/2012 : NOA2 (no RFE)

11/15/2012 : Med Exam @ St.Lukes (scar found on xray film)

11/19/2012 : start of my 3-day sputum exam

11/21/2012 : 3 smear result is negative but have to wait 2 months for culture and sensitivity test result

01/21/2013 : PASSED the med exam! smile.png

01/28/2013 : Interview at USEM(7:30AM)-- APPROVED

02/02/2013 : Visa on Hand

02/25/2013 : USA entry

03/12/2013 : Got Married, got SSN after 4 days

04/08/2013 : Filed/sent AOS, EAD, AP

04/22/2013 : NOA1 letter received with biometrics appontment

05/15/2013 : biometrics

06/25/2013 : received the EAD/AP combo card

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In my opinion, you are entitled to call SLEC a couple of times because you paid $223 for your medical. :yes:

But, make sure to call them on February 7th or 8th to get your culture results. I'll bet the results will be ready a few days early.


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tintin and mike, they have given me a specific date to call them. and if i call way too early they might get irritated or something hehe

They're so good at yelling at people and didn't realized that without us they'll be out of job :whistle:


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01/22/13 - Early Biometrics Walk-in (scheduled Feb 7)
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02/04/13 - Received Appointment Notice
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03/12/13 - Interview and Approved GC (63 days)
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02/09/15 - Early Bio (Walk-IN)

02/19/15 - Biometrics Appointment

06/15/15 - Approved
06/15/15 - Card Ordered and Mailed

08/22/15 - Card Received

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pigmonk, really? same sched as you? do they have history of ptb or they just discovered it? coz me i undergone medication from jan-july 2012 for ptb eventho im negative with skin test and sputum (from a private hospital and this tropical disease facility near makati med) thats why im expecting the result of xray to be like that. and im sure i'll be negative with this sputum test since I was negative before and I did the medication. but still makes me so paranoid! imagine if ever you need to do medication there and like going there everyday is one big hassle :(

tahoma, haha i know but yeah we need to follow instructions (well me personally) coz i don't want to be much of a problem or you know to be the cause of their irritation :)) but yeah we might call them next week. i will let my husband call them since he is here :)

tintin and mike, haha well you know sometimes the nicest people you will ever encounter are the ones who you never expected to be nice or vice versa :P

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hi! how are you guys doing? just an update, we called nvc this morn and got our interview sched for feb4. since my medicals (sputum) wont be ready until feb6 we called us embassy manila and reschedule it for feb14. the nice lady whom i talked to was very helpful and polite and even sent the appointment confirmation letter right away :) i just hope I get negative culture results!

by the way we called last week regarding my concern if they (st lukes) called me when my phone was off. and they didnt coz theres no result yet and they both have my correct mobile and landline numbers! yay! haha im just really paranoid! :P anyway its my 5th week and im not hoping to get a call from st lukes! :)

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