Staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
Director: Ann Robinson, Ph. D., DABMM
PAML offers an extensive menu of infectious disease testing, with full -service analytical capabilities in all microbiology areas of antimicrobial susceptibility testing, bacteriology, mycobacteriology, mycology, parasitology and virology.
Our laboratory is committed to producing clinically relevant microbiological results that are accompanied by interpretive comments when indicated.
PAML’s laboratory was designated as one of six TB Core Laboratories for Washington by the State Public Health Laboratory in 1999. The other five laboratories are located on the west side of the state. The selection was based on the laboratory's ability to meet the CDC's recommendations on technology, test result turn-around time, safety, volume of testing, and extent of services.
All mycobacteriology testing is performed in a biosafety level 3 facility.