Microbiology

Hours of Operation:                                        Telephone: (914) 231-1610
Monday - Friday  8AM - 5PM                             Fax: (914) 231-1772
Saturday & Sunday & Holidays  9AM - 1
2PM      E-mail: microbiology@westchestergov.com

Syed H. Abid, Ph.D.
Chief of Microbiological Services
E-mail: saa1@westchestergov.com
Diane Anton, MS M(ASCP)
Director of Program Development II
E-mail: daa1@westchestergov.com
    Microbiological laboratories provide diagnosis and identification of infectious agents that may cause diseases as well as water and food-borne illnesses of public health significance. The goal of the laboratory is to provide reliable, accurate and rapid diagnosis of diseases to the health community of Westchester County. The laboratories serve as the reference center for the diagnosis of tuberculosis, sexually transmitted diseases and parasitic and viral infections.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 8am to 4pm and on Saturday, Sunday and holidays 9am to 12pm. 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