Research Lab Services (RLS)

Overview of Services

The Research Lab Services (RLS), operated by Seattle Children's Dept of Laboratories, provides an array of laboratory services to support basic, clinical, and translational research: 

  1. Research testing on clinically validated platforms;
  2. Specimen processing (centrifugation, PBMC isolation, DNA extraction, etc);
  3. Histology services including special staining;
  4. Tissue microarrays;
  5. Protocol collaboration and test development;
  6. Specimen storage and shipping;
  7. Biobanking;
  8. Advanced testing capabilities (molecular, microparticle/microvesicle assays, etc)


For additional information, contact RLS at  or (206) 987-1875.

Locations and hours of operation

Hours Location

The RLS Lab is staffed Mon-Fri 8am to 6pm.    

After hours access granted in limited circumstances.    


The Dept of Laboratories accepts research samples around the clock.

After hours processing requires approval at study implementation.                                                                       

Seattle Children's. 4800 Sand Point Way NE. FB.2.441 Research Lab Services. Seattle WA 98105



Seattle Children's. 4800 Sand Point Way NE. FB.4.510 Laboratory. Seattle WA 98105                           


Links and Resources



Name Role Phone Email Location
RLS Staff

(206) 987-1875