Northwest Laboratory is a national clinical laboratory offering high-volume, rapid turnaround COVID-19 testing services.


2020 Client Satisfaction Survey

2020 has been an interesting year for all of us! We have been serving our community with both anatomical and clinical testing and most recently COVID-19 testing.  Our mission remains the same – to provide patient focused care with the utmost integrity while enhancing our community and personal relationships. Please take a few minutes to complete our survey so we know how best to meet your needs. In most clinics, we often work with multiple team-members, please share this link with your colleagues so we have their input as well.  

Please click here for a link to our Survey

Welcome to Northwest Laboratory

Our state-of-the-art full service laboratory is located on the Guide Meridian just west of I-5 in Bellingham, WA. From preventive screens to diagnostic testing, plus access to a team of physicians for consultation when needed, Northwest Laboratory (NWL) offers an extensive menu of laboratory testing services to help you and your healthcare provider make informed decisions about your health. For a complete list of tests click here.

Your Health. Your Community. Your Lab.

Why You Want to Ask for NWL

When your healthcare provider orders a blood test, your blood will be drawn and sent to a lab for analysis. Did you know that you have a choice in what laboratory your healthcare provider sends you to? Most of the testing that Northwest Laboratory offers is completed locally, within our own state-of-the-art laboratory. Our caring phlebotomists at Northwest Laboratory who draw your labs also personally hand deliver your specimen to our highly-skilled laboratory technicians who will evaluate your sample, with the exception of a few very specialized tests that they carefully package and  send out to a national reference laboratory for analysis.

Also, if there is a question on a specimen or a result, our laboratory team consults with the doctors in our sister company, NW Pathologists (NWP). This isn’t handled across the country, but rather within our own local facilities and team.

Northwest Laboratory provides the advantage of state-of-the-art laboratory testing services, plus access to a team of doctors for consultation when needed – all in your own backyard of Whatcom county.

NWL + NWP = Your local healthcare team, working together to best serve our friends and neighbors within our local community.

Why choose Northwest Pathology & Northwest Laboratory

Together, Northwest Pathology & Laboratory Medicine offer:

  • A full histology laboratory that operates round-the-clock,
  • An immunohistochemistry laboratory with an extensive IHC menu, and
  • Hematology, Coagulation, Chemistry, Microbiology, Women’s Health and Molecular testing. We have an extensive courier system and a state-of-the-art laboratory information system (LIS) with direct interfacing to electronic medical records systems at our affiliated hospitals and clinics.

Our primary pathology offices and laboratory facilities are in Bellingham, WA. We also have pathology offices in Mt. Vernon and Port Angeles. We are affiliated with 11 hospitals in Northwest Washington, on the Olympic Peninsula, and in Southeast Alaska, and provide service to numerous outpatient clinics in these areas. We provide medical directorship for the clinical laboratories at many of these affiliated hospitals. We are your trusted local and regional healthcare expert.


Northwest Laboratory's State of the Art Technology

Main laboratory and draw station located at:

3548 Meridian Street,
Suite 101
Bellingham, WA 98225

Monday – Friday
6:00 AM – 7:00 PM
8:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Pediatric draw accommodations at this location.

Additional draw station located at:

3115 Old Fairhaven Parkway
Bellingham, WA 98225

Monday – Friday
8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Closed for lunch from 12:30-1:00 PM