The VDL Pathology Section offers necropsy services, gross examination and histopathological evaluation (histochemistry and immunohistochemistry ) of tissue samples.

Telephone consultation with a VDL pathologist prior to submission may be useful and is particularly encouraged if a case is complex or the diagnostic investigation is an ongoing series of submissions. Please call the laboratory (515-294-1950) and talk to one of the diagnostic pathologists at any time if you have questions concerning specimen selection or preservation.

Research submissions

The VDL Pathology section offers its services for research submissions as well. These cases will be assessed the same fees for slide preparation as a regular diagnostic case submission. Fees for slide evaluation, interpretation and lesion scoring will be assessed based on the time required and the complexity of the research protocol. Please contact the lab prior to any research submission to discuss coordination of sample delivery, estimated fees and deliverables desired.