24-Hour Emergency Telephone Service
(206) 418-5500 connects to Communicable Disease Epidemiology staff. They will contact the appropriate laboratory staff.
Public Health Laboratories
Administration, Main Office
Hours of operations: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Address: 1610 N.E. 150th Street, Shoreline, WA, 98155.
The laboratories are closed on weekends and state holidays including New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving and the day after Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.
Romesh Gautom, Ph.D, Director
Vincent Aoki, Ph.D HCLD (ABB), Deputy Director
Environmental Laboratory Sciences
Shelley Lankford, Acting Director
This office provides technical assistance, training and testing for environmental contaminants. It includes specialties of Inorganic & Organic Chemistry in environmental samples of health interest, environmental radiation chemistry and shellfish bio-toxin analysis.
Laboratory Operations and Technical Support
Jeff Baggett, Director
This office provides internal technical and operational support to the Public Health Laboratories. It includes Technology Transfer, Media and Glassware Preparation, Mail Services, Fiscal Management, Instrument Maintenance and Facilities Maintenance.
John Thompson, Ph.D, Director
This office tests infants born in Washington State for treatable disorders, as determined by the State Board of Health, that may not otherwise be detected before developmental disability or death occurs. We provide population based laboratory screening of all infants born in the state in conjunction with follow-up services, specialized diagnosis and treatment systems.
Public Health Microbiology
Brian Hiatt, Director
This office provides microbiological activities including isolation, definitive identification, sensitivity determination and/or confirmation of etiological agents of public health and epidemiological concern. It offers consultation and training to other laboratories, hospitals, health care providers and local health jurisdictions to enhance technical skills, productivity, efficiency and to assure quality service.