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Renal Pathology Consultation Service
Amani Bashir, MBBS and Danni Holanda, MD
A national anatomic and clinical pathology reference laboratory
affiliated with UI Health Care

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Identifying Glomeruli


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American Society of Nephrology

National Institutes of Health

National Kidney Foundation

National Renal Administrators Association


Renal Physicians Assocation

Department of Pathology

Renal Pathology Consultation Service

We provide expert academic renal pathology consultations using state-of-the-art diagnostics on native and transplant kidney biopsies (adult and pediatric) to local, regional, and national clients.

We are committed to providing our referring nephrologists, transplant surgeons, and pathologists with the highest quality results they need to make accurate and precise decisions in patient care.

Our renal pathologists also provide in-house consultations to a team of experts within the Division of Nephrology and the Division of Transplant Surgery here at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. In addition, our pathologists present monthly educational grand rounds programs for the Division of Nephrology – Hypertension.

Our board-certified pathologists discuss every renal biopsy result directly with the client on the same day the renal biopsy is received here in our laboratory.

Available Service Options: Rapid, same-day service tailored to meet your practice needs:

Option 1 - Light Microscopy, Immunofluorescence, and Electron Microscopy, with Pathologist Interpretation & Consultation

Option 2 - Immunofluorescence and Electron Microscopy with Pathologist Interpretation & Consultation (LM performed by client pathologist – training available)

Option 3 - Electron Microscopy Only with Pathologist Interpretation

Option 4 - Electron Microscopy Only – Technical Only

Turnaround Time: Our renal pathologists call referring clinicians with kidney biopsy results on the same-day the kidney biopsy is received. STAT renal biopsy results are available 7 days a week including holidays.

Hours: Renal biopsies are accepted everyday of the week including weekends and holidays.

Biopsy Kits: Complimentary renal biopsy kits are provided upon request. To place an order online please click here or call Client Services at 1-866-844-2522 to place your order. Renal biopsy kits can be shipped overnight for next day delivery if the order is received by 11:00 am CST.

Shipping Suppies: Complimentary prepaid FedEx First Overnight shipping is provided to our renal pathology clients. FedEx shipping supplies and customized FedEx airbills are included with renal biopsy kit orders.

Please call Client Services at 1-866-844-2522 to notify them of your incoming renal biopsy PRIOR to shipping. Please review the Renal Biopsy Consultation Overview for specific shipping instructions.

Client Services: 1-866-844-2522 or (local) 1-319-384-7212


Danniele G. Holanda, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Pathology
Renal and Transplantation Pathology

Amani Bashir, MBBS
Clinical Assistant Professor