Weird Science: National Lab Week kicks-off April 24

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Nathan Byrnes

Senior Airman Vianey Wainright, 99th Medical Support Squadron medical laboratory technician, holds a petri dish at the laboratory in the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., on April 15, 2016. A petri dish is a shallow cylindrical glass or plastic lidded dish that is used to culture cells such as bacteria.
 
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Airman 1st Class Chad Hall, 99th Medical Group medical laboratory phase II student, uses a centrifuge to test samples from patients across the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., April 15. The 99th Medical Support Squadron ensures maximum wartime readiness in support of the largest and most diverse bases in Air Combat Command.
 
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Maj. (Dr.) Joe Restivo, D.O., 99th Medical Support Squadron pathologist, and Lt. Col (Dr.) David Wong, D.O., 99th Surgical Operations Squadron interventional radiologist, collaborate to perform a fine needle aspiration biopsy at the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., on April 15. The liquid specimen obtained is evaluated immediately at the bedside providing rapid diagnostic information.
 

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum

Senior Airman Vianey Wainwright, 99th Medical Support Squadron laboratory technician, shows another member of the microbiology department the petri dish that was just tested in the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., April 15. The 99th MDSS provides the highest standards of administrative, logistical, & ancillary support for a 50-bed Air Force/Veterans Affairs (VA) joint venture while ensuring healthcare delivery to 238K DOD/VA beneficiaries.
 

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum

Bags of A positive blood sit in a tray at the blood bank in the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., April 15. The 99th Medical Support Squadron is one of few Air Force Bases that has its own blood bank on the campus.
 

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Nathan Byrnes

Ruth Jones, 99th Medical Support Squadron laboratory technician, looks through a microscope in the microbiology department of the Laboratory at the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., on April 15. The Microbiology section of the lab tests patients for infections caused by bacteria, fungi or parasites. Many types of specimens including blood, urine, stool and others are tested.
 

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Nathan Byrnes

Maj. (Dr.) Joe Restivo, D.O., 99th Medical Support Squadron pathologist, prepares a slide during a fine needle aspiration biopsy at the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., on April 15. A pathologist is a physician who studies body fluids and tissues, helps the primary care doctor make a diagnosis about ones health or any medical problems one have, and uses laboratory tests to monitor the health of patients with chronic conditions.
 

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum

Capt. Craig Poster, 99th Medical Support Squadron pathologist, prepares to perform a standard procedure in the hematology laboratory section of the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., April 15. The 99th MDSS manages a $94M budget & 1.5K manpower program, and also trains for the rapid deployment of medical personnel in support of AEF global operations.

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