Vascular Laboratory at Harborview

Vascular Laboratory at Harborview 410 9th Ave., 8th Floor, Seattle, WA 98104 206.520.5000     

​The Vascular Laboratory at Harborview Medical Center offers a complete range of examinations to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of vascular disorders, including:

  • Aneurysmal disease (thoracic and abdominal aorta, peripheral arteries)
  • Peripheral arterial occlusive disease (claudication, rest pain, gangrene)
  • Carotid artery disease (stroke prevention)
  • Acute deep venous thrombosis (DVT) (lower extremity DVT, upper extremity DVT and effort thrombosis)
  • Chronic venous disease (varicose veins, venous ulcers, pelvic congestion syndrome, venous malformations)
  • Dialysis access (fistula and grafts)
  • Renal and mesenteric vascular disease

Examinations Offered

Cerebrovascular Exams

  • Carotid duplex

Venous Exams

  • Upper extremity (DVT, effort thrombosis)
  • Lower extremity (venous obstruction, DVT)
  • Varicose vein mapping/standing reflux evaluation (chronic venous insufficiency)
  • Vein mapping (pre-bypass, dialysis access)

Peripheral Arterial Exams

  • Evaluation of vascular injury
  • Ankle/brachial indices
  • Toe/brachial indices
  • Treadmill exercise test
  • Peripheral arterial duplex
  • Bypass graft surveillance
  • TCPO2 (transcutaneous oxygen) measurements
  • Digit ischemia/cold sensitivity testing
  • Follow-up of peripheral artery stents and stent grafts

Abdominal Vascular Exams

  • Renal artery/vein duplex
  • Mesenteric artery/vein duplex
  • Hepato-portal/splenic vein duplex
  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm
  • Aortic endograft follow-up
  • Follow-up of endovascular aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR)

Miscellaneous Exams

  • Fib-flap evaluation (pre-op evaluation)
  • Radial artery mapping (pre-bypass)
  • Intraoperative duplex assessment
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome testing (arterial/venous)
  • Dialysis access duplex
  • Pseudoaneurysm evaluation and ultrasound-guided thrombin injection
  • Temporal arteritis

The Vascular Laboratory at Harborview Medical Center is accredited by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission – Vascular Testing in the major testing areas: extracranial cerebrovascular, peripheral arterial, peripheral venous and visceral vascular. The laboratory offers a wide variety of examinations, as well as technologists and physicians who have developed expertise in complex testing protocols such as renal artery duplex, evaluation of vascular injury, and follow-up of endovascular aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR).

Laboratory hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Laboratory staff members are on call from 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Friday and from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. on weekends and holidays.​​