When Coronavirus Struck Seattle, This Lab Was Ready To Start Testing


"We've already gone to three shifts," says Dr. Keith Jerome, a professor in the department of laboratory medicine who runs the lab. "People are going to be here basically all the time."

The lab is processing about 100 coronavirus tests a day. But it's prepared to do more than 1,000 a day immediately and could quickly increase that to 4,000, Jerome says.

I'm so glad these UW scientists had the foresight to start preparing when they did. Hopefully similar efforts have already been underway at labs throughout the rest of the country.