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Public Health Laboratory


Public Health Laboratory

Service to the Community

The Erie County Public Health (ECPHL) Laboratories has served the residents of Western New York for over six decades.

ECPHL serves as the primary provider of laboratory testing for the Erie County Health Department's and other local health department's public health and environmental activities.

ECPHL provides rapid test result turn-around time and offers a competitive fee schedule. Customized testing is negotiable.

ECPHL staff are available for consultation.

Description of Services

ECPHL provides public health and environmental laboratory services to local health departments, hospitals, medical care providers, managed care organizations, and residents throughout Western New York. Current New York State clinical laboratory permits exist for the following disciplines:

  • General Bacteriology
  • Clinical Chemistry
  • Diagnostic Immunology
  • HIV Diagnostic Testing
  • Mycology
  • Parasitology
  • Blood Lead Toxicology
  • Urinalysis
  • Urine Pregnancy Testing

Current New York State environmental laboratory permits exist for the following disciplines:

  • Environmental Analysis/Potable Water
  • Environmental Analysis/Non-potable Water
  • Environmental Analysis/Solid and Hazardous Waste

Additionally, the laboratory is registered by the Federal Department of Health & Human Services as a CLIA registered laboratory and maintains status as a Reference laboratory in the CDC and NYSDOH coordinated Laboratory Response Network for Bioterrorism.

Mission Statement
To provide proficient, cost-effective laboratory services, educational programs, method evaluations, epidemiological support and scientific study resources to the health care, laboratory, environmental sciences, government, and private communities of Western New York.
24 October 1997

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