Medical laboratory: where science, medicine converge
Staff Sgt. Grant Wendland, 51st Medical Support Squadron medical laboratory technician, streaks out a streptococcal pharyngitis, or strep throat, culture plate as part of a rapid strep test in the 51st Medical Group at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, April 17, 2014. When rapid strep tests show a negative result, technicians perform this secondary check for isolation to confirm the original result. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Ashley J. Thum)

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