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

2022 Holidays


Thursday, November 24
VDL - Closed

Friday, November 25
VDL - Closed
HATS - 3pm cutoff


Saturday, December 24
HATS - Closed

Monday, December 26
VDL - Closed
HATS - 3pm cutoff

New Years

Monday, January 2
VDL - Closed
HATS - 3pm cutoff

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.