Electron Microscopy

Electron Microscopy Lab

The Electron Microscopy Laboratory is a nationwide service which provides either technical services with interpretation OR technical-only Electron Microscopy services. The current emphasis is on ultrastructural studies of renal and neuromuscular specimens.  The pathologists and laboratory scientists deliver high quality imaging with rapid turnaround time surpassing industry standards.  Our highly specialized instrumentation includes a JEOL JEM-1011 Transmission Electron Microscope and Leica EM UC6 ultramicrotomes.   Images are digitized from the electron microscope using the Advanced Microscopy Techniques (AMT) CCD Camera system and software.

Turnaround Time:  Upon the receipt of the specimen, the turnaround time is typically 24 - 48 hours.  Specimens received on Fridays will be processed the following Monday.  REQUIRED:  FAX requisition form, billing information and history form, PRIOR to shipping, to (319) 384-7213.

Digital Image Delivery: Images are delivered via email.

Hours: Specimens are accepted during our regular business hours.

Requisition Form:  Electron Microscopy Requisition Form

Useful Links:
Renal Biopsy Specimen Preparation & Transport Instructions
Neuromuscular Consultation

Specimen Preparation & Shipping: The tissue specimens should be placed in 2.5% glutaraldehyde fixative solution and shipped using our prepaid FedEx First Overnight airbills.

UIDL Client Services:
Toll-free: 866-844-2522
Local: 319-384-7212
Client Services Fax: 319-384-7213
Billing Fax: 319-356-0729

More information is available by contacting:
Electron Microscopy Lab
Amy Trent, BS, MT (NCA)

Electron Microscopy Lab Director
Prerna Rastogi
Prerna Rastogi, MD, PhD
Office: 5238-F Carver Pavilion
Phone: 319-356-3781
Email: prerna-rastogi@uiowa.edu

Neuropathology Lab Director

Steven Moore, MD, PhD
Office: 5239B Roy Carver Pavilion
Phone: 319-384-9084
Email: steven-moore@uiowa.edu