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Dr. Cookson on UWTV

Laboratory Medicine Grand Rounds:
Dr. Cookson addresses the role of the Molecular Microbiology Laboratory in Diagnosis of Bacterial and Fungal Diseases.

The Molecular Microbiology Section is part of the University of Washington Medical Center's Department of Laboratory Medicine. Under the direction of Brad Cookson, our lab is certified by the College of American Pathologists to perform nucleic acid-based testing on clinical samples.

Since 2001, our lab has been providing the University of Washington Medical Center as well as clients around the country with real-time PCR and DNA sequence-based testing.

Licenses & Accreditation

All testing locations within the Department of Laboratory Medicine, UW Medicine are subject to the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA-88). The Molecular Microbiology Division is accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP). For more information, including license numbers, please refer to the Department of Laboratory Medicine's website.

Personnel
The Molecular Microbiology lab employs a talented staff of licensed Medical Technologists who are involved in all aspects of testing provided by the lab.

Team Member
Information
Brad T. Cookson M.D., Ph.D
  • Director, Molecular Diagnosis, Microbiology Section
  • Professor, University of Washington Departments of Laboratory Medicine and Microbiology
  • Brad's Profile
Karen Stephens Ph.D
  • Associate Director, Molecular Diagnosis, Microbiology Section
  • Professor, University of Washington Department of Laboratory Medicine
Stephen J. Salipante, M.D., Ph.D
  • Assistant Director, Molecular Diagnosis, Microbiology Section
  • Assistant Professor, University of Washington Department of Laboratory Medicine
  • Steve's Publications
Dhruba J. SenGupta Ph.D
Daniel Hoogestraat MB(ASCP)
  • Medical Laboratory Scientist Lead
  • Email: dhoogest@uw.edu
  • Phone: 206-598-5735
Peter Monsaas MT(ASCP)
Kyoko Kurosawa MT(ASCP)
  • Medical Laboratory Scientist
  • Email: kykuro@uw.edu
  • Phone: 206-598-5735

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Clients
The Molecular Microbiology lab receives test requests from clients located all over the USA and world.
Please contact us if you would like more information.