For Providers


When you are writing orders to send your patient in for laboratory testing, you want to ensure they are given compassionate care and that you receive accurate, timely results to best meet their healthcare needs. At Northwest Laboratory, we work with local providers to deliver cost-effective, stat testing that focuses on patient outcomes, efficiency, and health maintenance.

Northwest Laboratory offers a full-service test menu with rapid turnaround times for the majority of testing.

Because our team is local, we are able to be responsive and adaptable to local needs and healthcare developments. Being local means we are also invested in our community, as friends and neighbors with the Whatcom county residents and physicians we serve.


Northwest Laboratory is owned and operated by NW Pathology, Whatcom County’s trusted local pathology providers for over 25 years. Our pathologists, technologists, and managers lead our highly-skilled technicians. Together, our team of laboratory science leaders and innovators provide top-notched laboratory services, plus are as a community resource for science education and exposure for the next generation.

Collaboratively, Northwest Laboratory & NW Pathology provide a stable, local laboratory to serve Whatcom county residents and physicians.

By choosing Northwest Laboratory, you can leverage our local pathologists’ expertise in laboratory medicine and quality assurance to ensure best-in-class and relevant laboratory testing and consultation to your patients.

Meet the NWL Team


Together NW Pathology and Northwest Laboratory offer:

  • A comprehensive test menu
  • 24-hour telephone access to our laboratories
  • STAT services at no additional charge
  • Orders and Results on a secure web site
  • Interfaces to Electronic Medical Records
  • Courier services
  • Collection supplies
  • Multiple report formats customized to client needs
  • Multiple report copies sent to both the physician and/or the health care facility at no additional charge
  • Free Consultation with pathologist and/or technical staff
  • Continuing education programs
  • Follow-up letters to insure that no patient will fall through the cracks
  • Quality Reporting to meet clinic internal and accreditation reporting needs
  • Rapid Turn Around

We have an extensive courier system in our region of service and a state-of-the-art laboratory information system (LIS) with direct interfacing to EMRs at our affiliated hospitals and clinics.

Our primary pathology offices and laboratory facilities are in Bellingham, plus we also have pathology offices in Mt. Vernon and Port Angeles. We are affiliated with 10 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 experts.