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

2017 University Holidays

Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule
Thursday, November 23:
  VDL Closed
  No Mail Service
  No HATS Testing
Friday, November 24:
  VDL Closed
  Mail Receiving Service Provided
  No HATS Testing

Saturday, November 25, 2017:
  VDL Closed
  Mail Receiving Service Provided
  HATS Testing Completed on Sat. afternoon

Monday, December 25
Tuesday, December 26

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.