PLEASE DO NOT
SHIP ON FRIDAY OR SATURDAY.
Our offices are closed over the weekend and therefore shipments
are not received during this time. Serum samples may be ruined if
they are held in the Federal Express facilities until receiving
at our lab re-opens on Monday
Specimen Shipping proceedure
The small chill block is provided in the specimen transport kit should
be placed into the freezer for 2-3 hours prior to specimen shipment.
They are not intended to keep the specimen frozen, but simply to help
keep it cool during the overnight shipment. They should be placed
into the Styrofoam shells alongside the specimen bag. Refrigeration
or freezing of specimens are strongly encouraged in cases where shipment
will be delayed. Refrigerated blood specimens remain viable for testing
for up to 14 days. Frozen specimens are considered viable indefinitely.
Carefully re-tighten the cap on the specimen transport tube before
placing it into the biohazard zip-lock bag provided. The bag, with
serum tube is then placed into the Styrofoam shells.
Doctor's order form and payment documents should be placed into the
separate paperwork zip-lock bag provided.
The paperwork bag can be enclosed with the Styrofoam shells in the
outer paperboard sleeve provided.
Close the paperboard sleeve up after inserting the prepared Styrofoam
shells, specimen and paperwork. This entire shipping unit is then
sealed in the outer Federal Express Diagnostic Pak bag provided for
shipments originating within the Continental United States. Call Federal
Express at 800-238-5355 to arrange for a pickup, or drop the sealed
Diagnostic Pak at a Federal Express counter location.
Consulting & Research will pay for Federal Express shipping originating
within the Continental United States ONLY if the sender uses the shipping materials provided with the shipping kit. Shipping
with any other air bill document or with any other overnight carrier
must be paid by the sender.
PLEASE DO NOT SHIP WHOLE BLOOD, SERUM STILL
ON THE CLOT OR SST TUBES and If serum is to be held more than 1
hour prior to shipping, please refrigerate at 2-6ø C. It
may alternately be frozen for storage.
Please see shipping instructions
for submission procedures of samples to CCR.