Got blood?

WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. ? Tech. Sgt. Alec Arjona, 509th Medical Group lab technician, operates a hematology analyzer, a new addition in the lab, Dec. 17. The analyzer gives a precise count of white and red blood cells and hemoglobin and will notice any abnormal cells within the test specimen. This machine is one of the first lines of defense to ensure members of Team Whiteman are healthy. INSET PHOTO: Tech. Sgt. Alec Arjona, 509th Medical Group lab technician, takes a blood sample Dec. 17 from a patient to test for high cholesterol, blood cell counts, hemoglobin and various other things that will show the health of the patient. Once a blood sample is taken it is sent to the lab to be analyzed by a hematology analyzer. If the analyzer detects bacteria, the blood sample will undergo a culturing process. (Individual photos/Airman 1st Class Carlin Leslie)

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