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.

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

2018 University Holidays

Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule
Thursday, November 22:
VDL Closed
No Mail Service
No HATS Testing

Friday, November 23:
VDL Closed
Mail Receiving Service Provided
No HATS Testing

Saturday, November 24:
VDL Closed
Mail Receiving Service Provided
HATS Testing Completed on Sat. afternoon

Monday, December 24th
Tuesday, 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 expected arrival of the specimen by mail, UPS or delivery.