Test samples are examined inside the UW Medicine Virology Laboratory in Seattle.
July 11, 2022

The UW Medicine Virology Laboratory recently became one of the few clinical reference labs in the country to establish testing for monkeypox.

Dr. Alex Greninger, of the UW Medicine Clinical Virology Laboratory.
March 22, 2022

A subvariant of omicron responsible for a wave of new COVID-19 cases in parts of Europe and Asia is also gradually spreading in the United States, including in Washington state.

Dr. Alex Greninger, of the UW Medicine Clinical Virology Laboratory.
January 26, 2022

A new subvariant of omicron called BA.2 is closely being watched by scientists around the world. Dr.

May 2, 2021

Findings may explain why people can produce high levels of the coronavirus and spread infection before symptoms appear.

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.

picture of Gov. Jay Inslee talking with Pavitra Roychoudhury
April 19, 2021

On April 16, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee toured the UW Medicine Virology Lab, meeting with a small group of scientists whose leadership was crucial to local and national responses to COVID-19's emergence.  

April 15, 2021

Findings suggests such defective genomes exist in many classes of DNA viruses that cause human disease.

January 25, 2021

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

December 16, 2020

The convenient BinaxNOW test for COVID-19 antigens can detect patients with recent symptoms, but may miss others.

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.


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