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Research Lab Services

The Research Lab Services (RLS) core, operated by the Department of Laboratories, provides an array of laboratory services to support basic, clinical and translational research at Seattle Children’s.


  • Research testing (performed on clinical platforms)
  • Specimen processing (centrifugation, PBMC Ficoll, etc.)
  • Histology services, including special staining
  • DNA/RNA extraction
  • Tissue microarrays
  • Specimen shipping and storage
  • Protocol development and collaboration
  • Test development
  • Molecular studies
  • Thrombin generation assays
  • Microparticle/microvesicle assays
  • Storage/banking

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RLS Team

  • Sue Chantorn, Laboratory Supervisor, Research Services
  • Andrew Nevitt, Lab & Path Research Services Coordinator
  • Kimani Alejo, Lab Assistant
  • Charmaine Berry, Lab Assistant
  • Jacob Clayton, Lab Assistant
  • Kaitlynn Toy, Lab Assistant
  • Xuemei Deng, Histology Technician

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