consulting laboratory for the HSR, and provides services involving sophisticated
procedures for the entire command. The department also supervises US Army Reserve
laboratory command. The department also supervises US Army Reserve laboratory
personnel assigned for training and manages personnel attached from personnel
assigned from FORSCOM medical units. The department can organize the following
(1) Anatomical Pathology Service. The Anatomical Pathology Service
performs autopsy, surgical pathology, electron microscopy, cytogenetics, and exfoliative
cytology services. It also operates the morgue.
(2) Clinical Pathology Service. The Clinical Pathology Service provides
chemistry, microbiology, hematology, clinical microscopy, immunology, radioisotopic
pathology, and transfusion services. It also operates a blood donor center.
(3) Veterinary Laboratory Service. The Veterinary Laboratory Service
performs test on foods purchased by the installation to ensure wholesomeness and
conformance to contractual requirements, provides animal medical diagnostic services,
and provides laboratory animal medicine services.
(4) Drug Urinalysis Test Center. This element operates a urine-testing
program in support of the ADAPCR.
(5) Pathology Support Service. This service can organize these sections.
The Medical Illustration and Clinical Photography Section provides medical illustration
support for patient and specimen photographic and art work. The reference and
Standards Section monitors accreditation and quality control programs and coordinates
Handling and Reports Section is responsible for shipping specimens.
(6) Research and Education Service. This service develops new test
methodology, evaluates new equipment, maintains the department library, and
manages training programs.
m. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Service. This service provides
diagnostic, consultative, physical therapy, and occupational therapy services; conducts
professional training as assigned; evaluates the medical care provided by the service;
and prepares records and reports. It operates the two sections described below:
(1) Physical Therapy Section. This section provides physical therapy for
acute and chronic medical and surgical patients.
(2) Occupational Therapy Section. This section provides occupational
therapy for physically and psychosocially dysfunctioning patients who present deficits in
Iife-skills and/or functional abilities.