Labor Day Specimen Shipment Alert

shippingnotice-june2015Due to the Labor Day holiday, observed Monday, Sept. 7 in the United States, Mayo Medical Laboratories' specimen pickup and delivery schedule will be altered. To ensure that your specimen vitality and turn-around time are not affected, plan ahead and note:

  • There will be no courier or FedEx pickups or deliveries on Monday, Sept. 7.
  • Due to specimen stability issues (thawed specimens), couriers who intend to ship specimens via FedEx on Saturday, Sept. 5 have been instructed to please ask clients to hold their frozen samples until Tuesday, Sept. 8. If a client insists that ‘frozens’ be sent, the courier will fill the styro completely with ice.
  • FedEx shipments tendered on Friday, Sept. 4 will be delivered Saturday, Sept. 5. FedEx shipments tendered on Saturday, Sept. 5 are scheduled to arrive Sunday evening, Sept. 6, although FedEx does not guarantee this delivery. If a box is not part of this Sunday PM delivery, it will instead be delivered Tuesday morning, Sept. 8.
  • Mayo Couriers who routinely make pickups on Saturday and Sunday, and utilize commercial airlines, will run as normal.
  • Couriers who ship samples to Jacksonville (JAX) on Saturday, Sept. 5 by FedEx, will instead send ambient and refrigerate samples to Rochester. Samples sent to JAX on Saturday, Sept. 5 by commercial airlines will ship as normal. Samples normally sent to JAX on Sunday, Sept. 6 will instead be sent to MSP by Delta airlines.
  • Normal pickups and deliveries will resume Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 8.
Kelley Luedke (@kschrib)

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.