Pathology Diagnostic Services
Veterinary Pathology Diagnostic Services
Our mission is to provide the highest quality diagnostic service to our veterinary teaching hospital and veterinarians in Iowa and throughout the Midwest. The Department of Veterinary Pathology is committed to the land-grant missions of teaching, service and research. We excel in meeting the diagnostic needs of all species for clinical pathology, histopathology, and parasitology. Additionally, we have a focus area of excellence in companion animal diagnostics. Please contact us regarding policies. Also, this link is to our policy on Transfer and Disposition of Materials.
Postage Due Packages
Please make sure that the appropriate postage is on packages sent to Iowa State University. We have been notified by the Postal Service at Iowa State University that if packages are received with postage due, they will be returned to the sender.
Beginning January 1, 2014; additional shipping charges will be billed to the clinic if a package is received with postage due.
Access to Clinical Pathology and Histopathology Reports
Both laboratories will be open for business as usual except for:
Closed December 24, 25 & January 1
Clinical Pathology Lab:
Open December 24 9:00 - Noon for emergency cases
Closed December 25 and January 1
Cytology from 1 organ system - $33.00
Each additional organ system submitted on the same patient will be charged an additional $15.00
>10 slides from any one organ system on the same patient will be charged and additional $15.00
Specimens from 1 organ or lesion
Specimens from 2-5 different organs or lesions
Specimens from 6 or more different organs or lesions
Dropping off Samples at ISU?
Please note that all entrances are locked at the Veterinary College except the doors to the Small and Large Animal Hospitals, VDL Submissions (downstairs lobby), and the doors that lead into Administration (by the Gentle Doctor statue). The receptionists, at these locations, will call the Pathology Laboratory when you drop off a specimen, and we will be happy to pick up the package. The Small Animal Hospital entrance should be used to submit pathology specimens during after-hours, on weekends or during holiday closures.
Download Submission Forms (PDF):
Request Supplies: Call (515)294-3282 or fax (515)294-7730 or click on: Submit Supply Request Form
The Department of Veterinary Pathology at Iowa State University will only release results to the DVM submitting the case (our client).
Written permission must be received from the DVM who submitted the case, for ISU to release results to any other individual or client.