DoD maintains a DU medical screening and management program to identify and track service members who may have been exposed to DU. It is part of DoD's overall surveillance program for service members when they return from deployment.
DoD policy calls for offering referral to all service members who have embedded DU fragments or other evidence of DU exposure found during testing to the VA DU Medical Follow-up Program. The VA's program was developed in 1993 for ongoing monitoring of exposed service members in order to identify any long-term health effects of DU exposure. To date, the VA has found no health problems associated with DU exposure in veterans exposed to DU.
Information on DoD and VA DU Medical Management Programs
- MHS Health Readiness DU Web pages
- Urine Testing for DU Fact Sheet, USAPHC, January 2010
- USAPHC Laboratory Analytical Division - Inorganic (LAD-I) Web page (DU/Bioassay Program and Metal Fragment Program)