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 UW Medical Center offers 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
  • Transcranial Doppler​

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

  • 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 UW Medical Center Vascular Laboratory is accredited by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission – Vascular Testing in all five major testing areas: extracranial cerebrovascular, intracranial 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 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.

For Providers: Download UWMC Vascular Diagnostic Service Order Form.

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