Clinical Laboratory

The Laboratory Medicine and Pathology team studies blood, body fluids, tissues and other body samples to help diagnose, treat and monitor illnesses. At Seattle Children's, our tests and procedures are designed to meet the special needs of babies, children and teens.

Tests that involve blood draws can be stressful, so we work with you to find the best approach to help your child through the procedure. Our tests use small samples so we can take the least amount of blood required. We deliver results quickly to the healthcare provider who ordered the test. Please contact your child's doctor's office for test results.

We have labs at our main campus in Seattle, our Bellevue Clinic and Surgery Center, Seattle Children's Everett and Seattle Children's Federal Way.

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  • Core Laboratory

  • Lab Client Services

  • Microbiology

  • Chemistry 

  • Biochemical Genetics

  • Molecular Genetics

  • Cytogenetics

  • Hematopathology 

  • Histology

  • Point of Care Testing

  • Transfusion Services

  • Genetic Counseling

  • Phlebotomy & Specimen Processing

 The Seattle Children’s Guild Association is the largest all-volunteer fundraising network for any hospital in the nation. The Guild Association is governed by a board of trustees – dedicated volunteers who serve as advocates for Seattle Children’s mission and “success coaches” for all guilds, including their own. The Seattle Children’s Guild Association Board of Trustees also approves the Guild Association’s budget and works with hospital leaders to determine the focus of the Funding Hope initiative. 

Our Mission

Research

Guilds committed to finding cures for childhood illnesses choose to support the work of Seattle Children's Research Institute.

 

Funding Hope

For more than 20 years, the Guild Association has directed a small portion of its annual fundraising toward priority research and hospital needs selected by the Guild Association Board of Trustees. This program, called Funding Hope, enables guild members to meet the emerging needs of patients – and offer hope where it’s needed most. Learn more in the Funding Hope Progress Report.

 

What SCH Guilds Support

Learn about recent projects our guilds have done to support the programs below in Guild Spotlight.

Uncompensated care

Seattle Children's was founded in 1907 with a promise to our community: children in our region will receive essential healthcare regardless of a family's ability to pay. Fundraising efforts of our guilds provide of dollars each year to help us keep that promise.

Hospital programs

When a guild is passionate about a specific clinical or family support program, it can choose to dedicate its fundraising proceeds to that area. The Focus on Kids Laboratory Guild falls primarily under this category. Our goal is to raise awareness for our lab, and the funds raised by our guild allow us to develop new clinical testing, purchase new instrumentation, and support staff education, which improves the diagnosis and treatment of children.

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