The VDL Pathology section offers its services for research submissions.
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. Research cases should be submitted with a research cover sheet AND an ISU VDL submission form specifying test requests. Samples will be held for 30 days post-testing unless there is an otherwise specified prior agreement with ISUVDL.
Please contact the laboratory’s research coordinator, Dr. Rachel Dersheid at 515-294-1173 before any research submissions for coordination of sample delivery, estimated fees, turnaround time, and deliverables desired.
The VDL Molecular section offers its services for research submissions as well.
These cases will be assessed the same fees as a regular diagnostic case submission. Samples are routed to our research group and handled outside of clinical samples. Turnaround time varies.