Coralville Laboratory

State Hygienic Laboratory
U of I Research Park
2490 Crosspark Road
Coralville, IA 52241-4721

phone: 319.335.4500
toll-free: 800.421.IOWA (4692)
fax: 319.335.4555

Weekdays: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturdays: 9 a.m. - Noon
Closed holidays

Ankeny Laboratory

State Hygienic Laboratory
2220 S. Ankeny Blvd.
Ankeny, IA 50023-9093

phone: 515.725.1600
fax: 515.725.1642

Weekdays: 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Weekends: by appointment
Closed holidays

Lakeside Lab

1838 Highway 86
Milford, IA 51351-7267

phone: 712.337.3669 /ext. 6
fax: 712.337.0227

Weekdays: 8:30 a.m - 5 p.m.
Weekends: by appointment
Closed holidays

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Holiday Hours

The State Hygienic Laboratory follows the University of Iowa holiday calendar for the Coralville and Lakeside locations. The Ankeny laboratory follows the state holiday schedule. Announcements of closings for specimen receipt are listed on the home page prior to and during the holidays. Newborn screening, TB, rabies and environmental microbiology are performed on the holidays.

For emergencies or critical concerns during a holiday, contact the Hygienic Laboratory Duty Officer via the UI Department of Public Services by calling 319-335-4500. This service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.


Staff members of the State Hygienic Laboratory are subject-matter experts in many areas of environmental and public health, including those represented below. Contact information for individuals is available in the University of Iowa directory.

Disease Control

Clinical Microbiology Mary DeMartino
Bacteriology Jaye Boman
Molecular Biology/Virology Jeff Benfer
Serology Thomas Gahan
Research Lucy DesJardin, Ph.D.

Environmental Testing

Analytical Services - Iowa City Terence Cain and Sarah May
Analytical Services - Ankeny Jessica Elliott and Brian Wels
Analytical Services - Lakeside Laboratory Dennis Heimdal
Air Quality Paul Lang
Biomonitoring and Environmental Analytical Services - Ankeny Don Simmons, Ph.D.
Environmental Analytical Programs and Services Michael Wichman, Ph.D.
Environmental Microbiology Nancy Hall
Industrial Hygiene Pam Kostle
Limnology John Miller and Michael Schueller
Research John Vargo, Ph.D.

Newborn Screening

Newborn and Maternal Screening Programs Stanton Berberich, Ph.D.
Maternal Screening Michelle M. Sexton
Newborn Screening Mike Ramirez

Support Services

Billing John Negley
Client Services and sample kits Sherri Marine
Education/Outreach and STEM Beth Hochstedler
Emergency Preparedness Wanda Reiter Kintz, Ph.D.
Facility Management and Security Joel Myers
Public Information/Media Pat Blake
Shipping Kevin Singleman
Test Results Web Access Michael Hayek