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Staff Sgt. Maria Sibert, 22nd Medical Support Squadron lab technician, cleans a chemistry analyzer July 20, 2020, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. The chemistry analyzer tests plasma samples for abnormalities such as high or low cholesterol, electrolytes, thyroid hormones and diabetes. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alexi Bosarge)

Staff Sgt. Maria Sibert, 22nd Medical Support Squadron lab technician, cleans a chemistry analyzer July 20, 2020, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. The chemistry analyzer tests plasma samples for abnormalities such as high or low cholesterol, electrolytes, thyroid hormones and diabetes. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alexi Bosarge)

Senior Airman Shannon Sanders, 22nd Medical Support Squadron lab technician, uses a hemaprep to make a blood sample slide July 20, 2020 at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. The blood sample is analyzed under a microscope to identify any abnormalities in the blood count. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alexi Bosarge)

Senior Airman Shannon Sanders, 22nd Medical Support Squadron lab technician, uses a hemaprep to make a blood sample slide July 20, 2020 at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. The blood sample is analyzed under a microscope to identify any abnormalities in the blood count. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alexi Bosarge)

Senior Airman Shannon Sanders, 22nd Medical Support Squadron lab technician, makes a blood sample slide on a hemaprep July 20, 2020 at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. The hemaprep used by technicians to spread the blood evenly across the slide, allowing for a more precise blood count reading.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alexi Bosarge)

Senior Airman Shannon Sanders, 22nd Medical Support Squadron lab technician, makes a blood sample slide on a hemaprep July 20, 2020 at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. The hemaprep used by technicians to spread the blood evenly across the slide, allowing for a more precise blood count reading. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alexi Bosarge)

Senior Airman Shannon Sanders, 22nd Medical Support Squadron lab technician, places blood samples in a centrifuge July 20, 2020, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. The centrifuge is used to separate the plasma from the red blood cells to allow testing for thyroid hormones and human chorionic gonadotropin hormones. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alexi Bosarge)

Senior Airman Shannon Sanders, 22nd Medical Support Squadron lab technician, places blood samples in a centrifuge July 20, 2020, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. The centrifuge is used to separate the plasma from the red blood cells to allow testing for thyroid hormones and human chorionic gonadotropin hormones. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alexi Bosarge)

Senior Airman Leidy Ruiz, 22nd Medical Support Squadron lab technician, inspects a blood sample through a microscope July 20, 2020, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. The lab has limited testing capabilities and outsources specific tests to properly-equipped medical facilities at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio and Wilford Hall at Lackland AFB, Texas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alexi Bosarge)

Senior Airman Leidy Ruiz, 22nd Medical Support Squadron lab technician, inspects a blood sample through a microscope July 20, 2020, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. The lab has limited testing capabilities and outsources specific tests to properly-equipped medical facilities at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio and Wilford Hall at Lackland AFB, Texas. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alexi Bosarge)

A microscope is used to observe the blood sample July 20, 2020, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. Lab technicians manually count blood cells and analyze samples to search for any abnormal blood counts. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alexi Bosarge)

A microscope is used to observe the blood sample July 20, 2020, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. Lab technicians manually count blood cells and analyze samples to search for any abnormal blood counts. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alexi Bosarge)

Senior Airman Leidy Ruiz, 22nd Medical Support Squadron lab technician, prepares to draw blood from Jamie Moulton July 20, 2020, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. The lab services approximately 200 patients a week and provides a wide variety of tests for service members and their families. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alexi Bosarge)

Senior Airman Leidy Ruiz, 22nd Medical Support Squadron lab technician, prepares to draw blood from Jamie Moulton July 20, 2020, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. The lab services approximately 200 patients a week and provides a wide variety of tests for service members and their families. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alexi Bosarge)

Staff Sgt. Maria Sibert, 22nd Medical Support Squadron lab technician, cleans a chemistry analyzer July 20, 2020, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas. The chemistry analyzer tests plasma samples for abnormalities such as high or low cholesterol, electrolytes, thyroid hormones and diabetes. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alexi Bosarge)