As of Nov. 3, Seattle Children’s had tested 16,034 children. 250 were positive, for a positivity rate of 1.6%; most had symptoms but 39% were asymptomatic.

Testing sites and capacity: We offer testing for children and teens through age 17 at our four Urgent Care Clinics and at the Sand Point Learning Center drive-through near the hospital. We consistently have availability at all locations; our best capacity is usually at the Sand Point Learning Center and Seattle Urgent Care. Federal Way Urgent Care tends to fill up fastest.

Results: We have extended our COVID-19 test result window to 24 to 48 hours instead of one day due to higher demand. If you do not receive your patient’s results within the time expected, please call our clinical lab for assistance at 206-987-2102.

No walk-up COVID-19 testing: Referrals are required for COVID-19 testing at all Seattle Children’s testing sites; appointments are also required. After you submit an order, please ask the family to call us at 206-987-2100 to schedule their appointment at one of our five testing locations.

Outside testing: Patients who are required to have testing prior to their surgery or procedure may obtain the test outside Seattle Children’s. Outside PCR test results from NP/middle turbinate samples are accepted. Rapid antigen tests are not accepted. The test must be taken within 24 to 72 hours of the scheduled surgery/procedure and results faxed to the Seattle Children’s Pre-Anesthesia COVID-19 testing line at 206-987-2060 by 5 p.m. the day before procedure.

See our COVID-19 testing page for complete information about testing at Seattle Children’s.