Vascular Laboratory at UWMC

Vascular Laboratory at UWMC 1959 NE Pacific St., Seattle, WA 98195 206.598.4449     
​​​​​The D.E. Strandness, Jr. Vascular Laboratory at UMWC 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 (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
  • Transcranial Doppler​

Venous Exams

  • Upper extremity (DVT and 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

  • Ankle/brachial indices
  • Toe/brachial indices
  • PVR (pulse volume recording)
  • 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
  • Iliac artery endofibrosis

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)
  • Pelvic congestion syndrome (iliac and renal vein compression, ovarian veins, pelvic veins)

Miscellaneous Exams

  • TRAM flap duplex (pre-op evaluation)
  • 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 UWMC Vascular Laboratory is accredited by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission – Vascular Testing in all five major testing areas: extr​acranial cerebrovascular, intracranial cerebrovascular, peripheral arterial, peripheral venous, and visceral vascular. While the laboratory offers a wide variety of examinations, our technologists and physicians have developed expertise in complex testing protocols such as renal artery duplex, evaluation of chronic venous insufficiency and pelvic congestion, and follow-up of endovascular aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR).

Laboratory hours are 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday through Friday. Laboratory staff are on call from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. on weekends and holidays.

To fax documents, please use the clinic fax number: 206.598.6438