Thanksgiving Specimen Shipment Alert


Due to the Thanksgiving Holiday in the United States, recognized on Thursday, Nov. 24, 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:

  • FedEx shipments tendered on Wednesday, Nov. 23 will be delivered on Friday, Nov. 25. Because of moderate outdoor temperatures, we will have our couriers pickup samples of all temperatures. Couriers have been instructed to pack all frozen coolers tight with dry ice as they will have a two day trip.
  • Delta Airline flights will run as normal on Wednesday.
  • PaccAir will maintain regular North Dakota, South Dakota, Chicago, and Detroit schedules on Wednesday night into Thursday morning.
  • Couriers who ship samples to Jacksonville will send as normal.
  • FedEx will not make pickups or deliveries on Thursday, Nov. 24.
  • Mayo Couriers will not make pickups on Thursday, Nov. 24.
  • Normal pickups and deliveries will resume Friday afternoon, Nov. 25.
Kelley Luedke

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.