Since its founding in 1957, PAML's spectrum of laboratory testing services, specialized expertise and sophisticated technologies has grown significantly. PAML is currently ranked among the top reference laboratories in the nation and also considered an industry leader in joint venture partnerships with community-based hospitals.



Through innovative business structures, strategies, and initiatives that address as well as anticipate the unique challenges of the evolving outreach market, PAML has succeeded in developing a nationally recognized Laboratory Outreach program that partners with community-based hospitals. By developing a set of products and services to eliminate the barriers, PAML has enabled partner hospitals to significantly grow their laboratory outreach business.

Six Sigma Excellence

PAML believes in constant improvement and in continually raising standards in order to meet and exceed the expectations of clients. To facilitate this, PAML has instituted Six Sigma – a rigorous quality improvement program which continually challenges to reach near-perfect quality. PAML believes in results—and that these results must be measurable and consistent—so that the very best outcomes are provided. Not only must each service achieve excellence on its own, but they must work well together through standardization, coordination, and communication to seamlessly meet client needs.

Quality Assurance

PAML is acutely aware of the crucial role of patient safety — primarily through the accuracy of testing, but also through the systems for collecting specimens, laboratory processing, and reporting of results. To maintain the highest level of excellence, PAML subscribes to strict quality assurance programs and is accredited by the College of American Pathologists. Board-certified pathologists, doctoral level scientists, and certified medical technologists and technicians all contribute to a proud tradition of medical excellence.

College of American Pathologists

PAML is fully licensed and accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP), Washington State Department of Health, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CLIA), and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (Medicare).

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