Department of Laboratory Medicine & Pathology, UW Medicine, University of Washington

About the Department of Laboratory Medicine & Pathology

On July 1, 2020, the Departments of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology merged to form the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology with Dr. Geoffrey S. Baird as the Interim Chair.

A regional resource for clinical laboratory services required for innovative patient care, research and educational programs, we combine the sophisticated testing and informatics capabilities of fully accredited laboratories with the resources of an academic institution in its delivery of clinical and anatomical pathology services. Recognized for excellence in clinical training, world-class research initiatives, and a commitment to community service, we serve the five-state WWAMI region: WA, WY, AK, MT, and ID.

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In the News

Department Highlights

One Year of COVID-19 Testing

We’ve run over 2,000,000 COVID-19 tests since the pandemic began in March 2020. We’ve rounded up more resources to keep you updated on our efforts and recommendations.

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M3D Students Build Partnership with Denny International Middle School to Promote STEM

A group of M3D students built a partnership with Denny International Middle School to create a "Meet a Scientist"-style after school program. The goal is to show that STEM can be for everyone and that our paths into science aren't all the same.

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Article by Dr. Risques’ Team Selected as Most Impactful in the Field of Women’s Health in 2019

Dr. Risques’ Cell Reports article was recognized by the Columbia Hospital for Women Research Foundation as one of the most impactful papers in the field of obstetrical, gynecologic, and breast disease in 2019.

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New Multi-Lab Research Program Studies Proteins in Alzheimer’s

Several research labs at UW SOM and Stanford University will be part of a new program that studies cerebrospinal fluid proteins in Alzheimer's & other dementias. 

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