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The laboratory provides reliable, accurate and rapid diagnosis of diseases to the Westchester County health community.

Division of Microbiological Services laboratories, serve as the reference center for the diagnosis of tuberculosis, sexually transmitted diseases and parasitic and viral infections. It is also one of four Level B Laboratory Response Network Reference laboratories in the state of New York.

The laboratory collaborates with the Westchester County department of Health, New York State Department of Health, Center for Disease Control & Prevention and World Health Organization for the diagnosis and surveillance of certain diseases in the county.

The TB laboratory is open on weekends and holidays. All specimens should be brought to the specimen receiving area which are open Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Saturday, Sunday and holidays 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Arrangements for emergency testing can be made by calling the laboratory at (914) 231-1610.

The Microbiological Laboratory consists of the following

  • Bacteriology
  • Mycobacteriology (TB)
  • Mycology
  • Parasitology
  • Virology
  • Syphillis
  • HIV
  • Diagnostic Immunology
  • Select Agents and Emerging Pathogens