The Comparative Pathology Laboratory (CPL) is a research core in the Department of Pathology at the University of Iowa fully devoted to translational research. Our mission is to maximize the impact, relevance, and quality of research studies modeling human disease. We provide necropsy and histology services to the University of Iowa and external investigators.

Necropsy services

Experienced staff can provide customized necropsy and tissue handling services to meet your needs.

  • Necropsy
  • Gross sectioning
  • Quality tissue fixation Cryopreservation

Histology services

Histology services are directed by certified histotechnologists experienced in research studies.

  • Tissue processing
  • Paraffin embedding
  • Sectioning with microtome or cryostat
  • Histochemical stains
  • Special stains
  • Immunohistochemistry (IHC), including optimization and validation

CPL Sample Submission Form

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All requests for STAT projects must be reviewed/validated by Dr. Meyerholz. If approved, additional charges will be applied.

Contact information

Please contact with project inquiries or questions about our services.

David Meyerholz, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVP & ACVM (Director)