Memorial Day Specimen Shipment Alert

Memorial Day, observed on Monday, May 27, is a U.S. national holiday. To ensure that your specimen vitality and turn-around time are not affected, plan ahead and note that requirements have changed this year:

No pickups or deliveries will be made on May 27 by either couriers or FedEx.

  • Procedure change for handling Frozen specimens picked up on Saturday and shipped by FedEx: Due to stability issues (thawed specimens), we are now requesting that those who ship to Mayo on Saturday by FedEx hold their frozen samples until Tuesday’s pickup.  Those who still insist samples be sent must completely fill styro with dry ice.
  • FedEx items not delivered on Sunday, May 26, will not be delivered until Tuesday, May 28.
  • Items scheduled for Saturday or Sunday delivery will be unaffected.
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