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Bacteriology

The Wadsworth Center Bacteriology Laboratory serves as the New York State public health reference laboratory for bacterial identification and research. The laboratory is responsible for the identification of bacterial pathogens of public health significance.

The mission of the laboratory includes continued efforts in applied research to investigate the latest technological advances as well as to maintain testing capabilities necessary for identifying and characterizing emerging infectious diseases and responding to outbreaks.

The unique public health services offered include many molecular methods that are often developed in-house and are important for rapid bacterial identification and characterization.

Another role the laboratory plays is the continued education of clinical laboratory personnel through various seminars, workshops, and training opportunities.

CLIA# 33D2005937 | PFI# 8523

Program Updates

Dr. Kimberlee Musser

Dr. Kimberlee Musser Appointed Director of Clinical Testing for Wadsworth Center’s David Axelrod Institute

Wadsworth Center’s David Axelrod Institute, and all of Wadsworth Center for that matter, may be known to many as a place for research and education. But there’s a lot of clinical testing that goes on here too. You could even say the work performed here impacts every native New Yorker - from...

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Summer 2019 Cover Image APHL Lab Matters

Nod to Wadsworth Center Antibiotic Resistance Laboratory

The Summer 2019 issue of the Association of Public Health Laboratories' (APHL) publication Lab Matters features an article recognizing the work of the Wadsworth Center's Antibiotic Resistance Lab Network (AR...

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Souvenirs

Souvenirs: What did you bring home from your last trip to the hospital?

The stuff we carry around says a lot about us. If I were to dump my purse right now, you'd find a shell from my last trip to the ocean, a garnet from a hike up north and a penny pressed from an amusement park. Bacteria tell us a lot about themselves from the stuff (genes) they carry around as...

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