Figure 6-8. Medical supply, optical and maintenance (MEDSOM) unit.
c. Detailed Breakdown of Teams.
Team VA, Area Medical Laboratory Detachment
(a) Capabilities. Provides basic unit level command and control for itself
and up to six expansion teams in any combination; provides investigative biochemical
analysis; provides bacterial, mycological, virological, rickettsial, parasitological specimen
identification, evaluation analysis of suspected biological and chemical agents; basic
serological testing and evaluation; and entomological analysis and evaluation.
(b) Basis of allocation. To theater Army based on one per corps in the
combat zone and one per corps supported in the COMMZ.
Team VB, Pathology Laboratorv Expansion.
(a) Capabilities. Provides gross and anatomic pathology support
through the processing and interpretation of pathological specimens by microscopic