Data Center Description
Wadsworth 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.