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April 25, 2014

Lab staff work to provide answers

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Airman 1st Class Alex Gaheton (left), 99th Medical Support Squadron medical laboratory technician, and Airman 1st Class Anthony Bush, 99th Medical Support Squadron medical laboratory technician student, conduct daily maintenance on a chemistry analyzer April 14 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Medical laboratory technician students earn 53 Community College of the Air Force credits during their training. Nellis AFB has a 100 percent graduation rate and a 96 percent pass rate to become a nationally certified medical laboratory technician, which is the highest pass rate in the Air Force.

 
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Maj. (Dr.) Joe Restivo, 99th Medical Support Squadron chief of anatomic pathology, evaluates a breast cancer specimen, April 14 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The anatomic pathology section works as a team with surgeons, radiologists, and oncologists to provide optimal care for Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center cancer patients.

 
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Loretta Sobczak, 99th Medical Support Squadron medical laboratory technician, analyzes a post vasectomy semen specimen, April 14 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The lab conducts approximately 24 post vasectomy specimen tests per month. The accreditation committee of the College of American Pathologists has awarded accreditation to the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center. During the accreditation process, inspectors examine the laboratory’s records and quality control procedures for the preceding two years. CAP inspectors also examine laboratory staff qualifications, equipment, facilities, safety programs and records and overall management.

 
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Amy Birden, 99th Medical Support Squadron phlebotomist, prepares to draw blood from a patient, April 14 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The blood drawing section of the lab takes care of approximately 400 patients per day.

 
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Master Sgt. Sarah Nicolace, 99th Medical Support Squadron lead transfusion services technician, verifies patient information on a sample tube April 14 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center uses approximately 42 pints of blood per month and takes care of 25 patients per month that receive various blood products.

 
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Senior Airman Timothy Eikom, 99th Medical Support Squadron medical laboratory technician, uses a reagent strip for urinalysis April 14 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Test results can be used along with other diagnostic information to rule out certain disease states and to determine if microscopic analysis is needed.




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