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