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While the situation with COVID-19 remains fluid, our diagnostic laboratory services and courier service continue operation and are striving to maintain routine business hours of operation to meet your needs and those of your patients. However, due to limited depth of staffing and health concerns, some laboratories are adjusting schedules on a day-to-day basis. We encourage you to call prior to submitting samples as supply chain interruptions may also create periodic delays. We will do our best to meet your needs and those of your patients. Please stay safe and well during this crisis. 

​​​​​​​​​Due to the potential health risk to UTCVM personnel, primate samples are only accepted with prior approval and instruction. Without prior approval or proper packaging, samples will be destroyed. Call the specific lab prior to submitting.The only labs currently accepting primate samples are Anatomic Pathology (Biopsy & Necropsy), Clinical Pathology, and Parasitology.​​​​​​​​


The UTCVM Diagnostic Laboratories stand ready to provide you the highest quality diagnostic services to ensure the health of your patients. Our diagnostic team is dedicated to meeting your needs in a timely and collegial manner. We appreciate your understanding and patience while we navigate these challenges. 


Diagnostic Services Research and Development

Our diagnostic services engage in sponsored research activities. This research is supported by a team of accomplished scientists working with state of the art equipment and experienced personnel. Inquiries regarding research projects in bacteriology, clinical pathology, endocrinology, pharmacology, histopathology, immunology, parasitology, virology, genomics or related areas should be directed to Dr. Bob Donnell, Director of Diagnostic Services – rdonnell@utk.edu (865) 974-5673.

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