Memorial Day Specimen Shipment Alert

Memorial Day, observed on Monday, May 26, 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 26 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 25, will not be delivered until Tuesday, May 27.
  • Items scheduled for Saturday or Sunday delivery will be unaffected.
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Kelley Luedke

Kelley Luedke is a Marketing Channel Manager at Mayo Clinic Laboratories. She is the principle editor and writer of Insights and leads social media and direct marketing strategy. Kelley has worked at Mayo Clinic since 2013. Outside of work, you can find Kelley running, traveling, playing with her kitty, and exploring new foods.