More labs around the Puget Sound region are gaining the capacity to test specimens for the new coronavirus that causes COVID-19. Getting those specimens to the labs has been another story.

Public Health – Seattle & King County is suggesting that anyone with symptoms, even if mild, should get tested. The official advice had been, if you believe you’ve been exposed to the virus and you’re experiencing a fever, cough or difficulty breathing — some of the most common symptoms — is to call your doctor so they can determine whether testing is necessary.

The CDC guidelines suggest people with symptoms contact their health care provider to figure out if a test is necessary.

Below is an evolving list of where COVID-19 testing is happening in King and Snohomish counties.

To have testing locations and details added to this list, please contact Ryan Blethen at

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FILE – This undated file photo provided by U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows CDC’s laboratory test kit for the new coronavirus. (CDC via AP, File) NYAG201 NYAG201
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