COVID-19 testing

August 29, 2022

Rapid tests commonly used at home reliably detect newer variants of SARS-CoV-2, including Delta and Omicron, UW-led study finds.

August 5, 2022

ADA accommodations will be available at the test site for people who are unable to leave their vehicles. 

A crew of 10 National Guard members is expected to begin operating the Harborview Medical Center COVID-19 testing site this weekend.
January 21, 2022

Ten National Guard members are training to begin staffing Harborview Medical Center's existing COVID-19 testing site this weekend.

With the White House making at-home COVID-19 tests available to every American home, a UW Medicine lab medicine expert breaks down when to take this type of test.
January 18, 2022

The federal government on Tuesday activated a webpage where Americans can order free at-home COVID-19 tests. The program promises to send four rapid antigen tests to any U.S.

Also spreading is renewed confusion over best masking tactics to combat omicron. Dr. John Lynch, medical director of infection prevention and control at Harborview Medical Center, says enhancing your current masking practices is a great first move.
January 13, 2022

The omicron variant is pummeling Washington state and has also brought an influx of patients to hospitals nationwide. UW Medicine hospitals have reached a record high of 188 COVID patients as of today, Jan. 13.

Demand for COVID-19 PCR tests through UW Medicine is rising amid the spread of the omicron variant and ahead of many holiday gatherings.
December 23, 2021

Omicron has become the dominant strain of COVID-19 throughout King County, according to Harborview Medical Center's medical director for infection prevention and control, Dr.

Doctors say booster shots will likely be needed to combat a natural, slight slide in antibody protection.
August 6, 2021

Booster COVID-19 vaccinations are a trending topic heading into the weekend, with the delta variant driving up new positive cases and hospital visits.

picture of COVID-19 testing in UW Virology Lab
June 17, 2021

Testing for viruses is a results-based endeavor. For researchers at the UW Medicine Virology Laboratory, the COVID-19 pandemic has commanded the equivalent of 50 years’ worth of results. That’s according to Dr.

May 12, 2021

Old protocol ‘required instruments that cost as much as my condo and required pretty specialized training to run,’  research coordinator says.

April 29, 2021

UW School of Medicine honors Drs. Keith Jerome and Alex Greninger for creating test to diagnose COVID-19 in the early days of the pandemic.

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