laboratory medicine

January 25, 2021

UW Medicine virologists identified two cases of the variant in specimens collected from Snohomish County residents.

November 4, 2020

False-positive results – and incorrect treatment – can occur when specific mutations, unrelated to cancer, are present in blood plasma.

October 29, 2020

The UW Medicine Virology Lab has hit a major milestone. On Tuesday night, they tested their millionth COVID-19 sample since the pandemic began in March.  Most samples have been negative for the virus, with a 4.1% positivity rate.

October 28, 2020

Research program analyzes cerebrospinal fluid molecules to seek diagnostic and progression markers as well as treatment targets.

July 21, 2020

Research by UW Medicine and the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation aims to discern prevalence of infection across Washington state.

April 20, 2020

To combat the nationwide shortage of test kits, which includes nasal swabs and tubes with liquid that preserves the collected specimens, UW Medicine's Department of Laboratory Medicine purchased those much-needed supplies from a company in China

April 16, 2020

By shuffling DNA in and out of one gene, syphilis stays a step ahead of the immune system to resist eradication

picture of Keith Jerome, left, and Alex Greninger, UW Medicine virologists
March 4, 2020

Alex Greninger and Keith Jerome answer journalists' questions at a March 4 news conference at UW Medicine's Virology Lab.  The lab had gone live the day before with testing actual patient samples.

picture of patient sample in lab
March 4, 2020

The UW Medicine Virology Lab went live with testing patient samples on Tuesday, March 3.

February 29, 2020

DNA fragments from cytomegalovirus, a common cause of birth defects in the United States, are often too small for many standard tests to detect


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