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Patient Care

The primary purpose of the Department of Laboratory Medicine of the University of Washington (UW) is to serve as a regional resource for clinical laboratory services required for patient care.

The patient care services provided exemplify the highest achievable quality and serve as a model of excellence for other clinical laboratories across the nation. The Department is managed to minimize the cost of delivering these services without compromising quality. All patients are treated with dignity, and our patient care services are available to patients throughout the region as well as to patients within UW Medicine.