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Specimen Processing Core

Overview of Services

Specimen Processing provides a broad range of services including the development and validation of procedures for specimen processing analyses; processing of blood, urine, buccal, peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC), DNA samples; and DNA extraction. The staff works closely with resource users to achieve optimal specimen integrity and consistency.

Services offered include:

DNA Extraction

Processing BioSpecimens

Specimen Storage 



Jon Digel, Core Manager or


Location and Hours of Operation

Hours Location



5:00am - 5:00pm          

Monday - Friday

Arnold Building, M5-A224

P.O. Box 19024

Seattle, WA 98109-1024


Links and Resources




Name Role Phone Email Location
Jon Digel
Core Manager
206-667-4434 (Office) 206-667-5590 (Fax)
Arnold Building, M5-A224
Lorna Nolan
Specimen Processing Supervisor
206-667-6837 (Office) 206-667-2892 (Fax)
Arnold Building, M5-A224
Leonor Busuego
Specimen Processing Lead
206-667-4645 (Office) 206-667-2892 (Fax)
Arnold Building, M5-A224