Phone Numbers and Hours

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

FAX: 206-367-1790

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, Juneteenth Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving and Native American Heritage Day, and Christmas Day.

Romesh Gautom, Ph.D, Director

Phone: 206-418-5400

Vincent Aoki, Ph.D HCLD (ABB), Deputy Director

Phone: 206-418-5709

Environmental Laboratory Sciences

Shelley Lankford, Acting Director

Phone: 206-418-5520

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

David Shambley, Acting Director

Phone: 206-418-5454

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.

Newborn Screening

John Thompson, Ph.D, Director

Phone: 206-418-5531

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

Phone: 206-418-5471

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.