Limited Service Laboratory Registration



Health, Department of State
Laboratories that only do certain clinical tests can register as Limited Service Laboratory. Laboratories register with the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH).

These laboratory facilities include:
  • Hospital extension clinics;
  • Nursing homes;
  • Home health care agencies;
  • School/student health services;
  • Dialysis facilities;
  • Ambulatory (out-patient) surgery centers;
  • County health departments;
  • Correctional facilities;
  • Ambulance/rescue squads; and
  • Other direct patient care facilities.
Eligible tests include:
  • Wet mounts;
  • Potassium hydroxide preparations;
  • Pinworm examinations;
  • Fern tests;
  • Post-coital direct, qualitative mucus examinations;
  • Urinalysis;
  • Fecal leukocyte examination;
  • Semen analysis; and
  • Nasal smears.
Laboratories managed or owned by more than one organization are included.

For more information, contact:

NYS Department of Health
Wadsworth Center Clinical Laboratory Evaluation Program
Empire State Plaza, P.O. Box 509
Albany, NY 12201-0509
Phone: (518) 402-2147

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