About University of Iowa Diagnostic Laboratories

UIDL, affiliated with UI Health Care, is a national reference laboratory offering academic expertise in specialty anatomic pathology services, advanced molecular genetic testing, and rapid renal biopsy consults. We offer very competitive turnarounds. All pathologists are available for immediate consultation by phone or email.

All of our pathologists are academic and hold professional appointments in the University of Iowa Department of Pathology, Carver College of Medicine. Each is involved in daily patient care as well as teaching in a renowned residency program and strong medical school.

Our established culture of excellent patient care is our prime objective. Emphasis is placed on practical solutions for specimen workups. The most expedient and sure method of diagnosis is utilized ensuring high quality yet cost-effective patient care.

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Client Portal

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Supply Ordering for Clients

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Lab Samples

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Ranked Hospital in Iowa

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2.5 m

Tests performed per year

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500 +

Tests Available

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Dr. John Harty

Dr. John Harty Receives Two-Year R21 Research Grant from the National Institutes of Health Investigating the Impact of Brain Residing T Cells on the Function of Brain Resident Microglia and Dendritic Cells

Monday, June 17, 2024
Dr. Harty received a new 2 year grant from the NIH entitled “Brain T cell interactions in microbial experienced mice.” The award totals $404,300, the project started June 4, 2024 and concludes April 30, 2026.

Recent Publications

Week of July 9, 2024
Klotho enhances diastolic function in aged hearts through Sirt1-mediated pathways. Daneshgar N, Lan R, Regnier M, Mackintosh SG, Venkatasubramanian R, Dai DF. Geroscience. 2024 Jul 8. doi: 10.1007/s11357-024-01209-w. Online ahead of print.

Astrocyte Mitochondria Are a Sensitive Target of PCB52 and its Human-Relevant Metabolites. Paranjape N, Strack S, Lehmler HJ, Doorn JA. ACS Chem Neurosci. 2024 Jul 2. doi: 10.1021/acschemneuro.4c00116. Online ahead of print.