Wadsworth Center, Department of Health, New York
Service Provider DescriptionWadsworth Center, the most comprehensive state health laboratory
in the country, is dedicated to science in the pursuit of
health. It fulfills its mission of protecting and promoting the
health of New Yorkers through analysis, research and education.
As a public health laboratory, Wadsworth conducts programs in
comprehensive clinical and environmental laboratory evaluation
and accreditation. Among the direct analytical services
performed are screening of newborns for inherited metabolic
disease; diagnostic detection and reference services for such
life-threatening diseases as HIV and TB; and diagnostic testing
related to communicable disease outbreaks. Evaluation of
drinking water quality; assessment of pollutants and toxic
effects on state residents; and surveillance of radioactive
emissions are additional functions.
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