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We provide comprehensive diagnostic expertise and services for pathology cases involving the central and peripheral nervous systems that include neoplastic and non-neoplastic disorders as well as neurodegenerative disease. Final reports are faxed and final copies are mailed. Written reports indicate patient information, accession number, slide/blocks examined, stains performed and interpretation.  Please feel free to contact us directly to discuss a case. For consultation on muscle and nerve biopsies see the Muscular Dystrophy/Muscle Biopsy site.

Hours: Specimens are accepted during our regular business hours.

Reports: Final result reports may be faxed or provided electronically.

Requisition for Neurosurgical Consultations: Anatomic Pathology Requisition

How to Send a Muscle Biopsy

How to Send a Nerve Biopsy

General Recommendations when Sending a Case:    Please provide us with your complete or incomplete pathology report (including gross description), H&E glass slides, and pertinent special or IHC stains.  The clinical diagnosis and radiographic appearance greatly aid in interpreting CNS disease. Please provide the pre-operative imaging report or CD with images with the case.  If possible, historical and laboratory information would be greatly appreciated and may enhance the consultative opinion.

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

Steve Moore, MD
Steven A. Moore, MD
Director of Neuropathology
Office: 5239B Roy Carver Pavilion
Phone: 319-384-9084
Email: steven-moore@uiowa.edu

Kathryn Eschbacher, MD
Kathryn Eschbacher, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Office: 5244-B1 Roy Carver Pavilion
Phone: 319-384-8841
Email: kathryn-eschbacher@uiowa.edu

Dr. Marco Hefti
Marco Hefti, MD
Office: 1080-C Medical Laboratories
Phone: 319-335-8427
Email: marco-hefti@uiowa.edu

Osorio Lopes Abath Neto, MD, PhD
Osorio Lopes Abath Neto, MD, PhD

Office: 5238-B1 Roy Carver Pavilion
Phone: 319-467-8519
Email: osorio-lopesabathneto@uiowa.edu