The Wadsworth Center Parasitology Laboratory is the New York State public health reference laboratory for parasitic infections. Laboratory responsibilities include:
- Clinical diagnosis utilizing various diagnostic methods
- Development of molecular assays for pathogenic parasite detection
Scientists in the Parasitology Laboratory also pursue research questions while collaborating with colleagues both inside the NYSDOH and with outside universities and private laboratories.
Additionally, the laboratory provides educational opportunities to a wide range of people with varying scientific backgrounds.