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Bringing the fight to COVID-19: Creech conducts serology testing

Airmen demonstrate a serology test at Creech Air Force Base.

Senior Airman Killian, left, 99th Medical Group and Tech. Sgt. Benigno, right, 489th Attack Squadron, flight and operational medical technicians demonstrate a serology test at Creech Air Force Base, Nevada, July 7, 2020. The objective is to determine if the serology test better identifies those that had COVID-19 but were asymptomatic or not diagnosed, or if the saliva test is sufficient for evaluation. Research from JBLE suggests that swab tests have a sensitivity of 70-80% and that serology has a 98% sensitivity. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Omari Bernard)

Airmen demonstrate a serology test at Creech Air Force Base.

An Airman from the Creech Medical Clinic prepares to collect a blood sample during a COVID-19 serology testing demonstration at Creech Air Force Base, Nevada, July 7, 2020. The results of these tests will serve as a metric for medical professionals to determine the percentage of the Creech population, who were infected by the virus and now have antibodies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Omari Bernard)

Airmen demonstrate a serology test at Creech Air Force Base.

Medical supplies are prepared for use at Creech Air Force Base, Nevada, July 7, 2020. The objective is to determine if the serology test better identifies those who had COVID-19 but were asymptomatic or not diagnosed, or if the saliva test is sufficient for evaluation. Research from JBLE suggests that swab tests have a sensitivity of 70-80% and that serology has a 98% sensitivity. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Omari Bernard

Airmen demonstrate a serology test at Creech Air Force Base.

An Airman from the Creech Medical Clinic prepares a patient to have blood drawn by applying a rubber tunicate during COVID-19 serology testing at Creech Air Force Base, Nevada, July 7, 2020. The goal of the mass testing plan at Nellis AFB, Nevada, and Creech AFB is to gather data. The research will compare the serology data and blood tests, to the swab and saliva tests, performed at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Omari Bernard)

Airmen demonstrate a serology test at Creech Air Force Base.

Blood collection tubes for Covid-19 serology, or antibody, testing are prepared for use at Creech Air Force Base, Nevada, July 7, 2020. The results of this test will serve as a metric for medical professionals to determine the percentage of the Creech population, who may have been infected by the virus and now have antibodies. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Omari Bernard)

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