59th Medical Wing Public Affairs
/ Published April 21, 2020
Medical personnel at the Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center pathology lab at the 59th Medical Wing, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas have begun conducting its own testing for COVID-19 on samples from patients suspected of having the illness. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Robert Shelley)
While supporting the 37th Training Wing and basic military training personnel, Airmen from the 59th Medical Wing have stepped up to the fight against COVID-19 by beginning testing samples taken from patients suspected of having coronavirus. The in-house testing at the Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center’s pathology lab will allow for quicker results, allowing Air Force basic military training to continue while reducing the risk of infection.