Watch: Wilford Hall begins in-house COVID-19 testing
By 59th Medical Wing Public Affairs
| 59th Medical Wing Public Affairs | 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 video by the 59th Medical Wing) (Photo by Robert Shelley)
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas —
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.