Hours / Holidays

Regular Business Hours

Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM 
Samples received after 4:45 pm may not be accessioned until the following business day.
515-294-1950

After-hours emergency services

After-hours emergency service is available on weeknights, weekends, and during University holidays by calling our on-call student at 515-290-1969 who can assist and also provide access to diagnostic pathologists and toxicologists.
After-hours submission guidelines

 

2019 University Holidays

Memorial Day
Monday, May 27th

  • VDL Closed
  • HATS is accepting samples at their drop off location until 5 pm

Independence Day
Thursday, July 4th

Labor Day
Monday, September 2nd

Thanksgiving Day
Thursday, November 28th
Friday, November 29th

Christmas
Tuesday, December 24th
Wednesday, December 25th

Rabies Note: Requests for emergency rabies testing must be communicated to the after-hours emergency service by calling 515-290-1969 to get permission for testing and to inform us of the expected arrival of the specimen by mail, UPS or delivery.