Independence Day Specimen Shipment Alert

shippingnotice-june2015Independence Day, observed on Tuesday, July 4, is a U.S. national holiday. Due to the holiday, Mayo Medical Laboratories' specimen pickup and delivery schedule will be altered. To ensure that your specimen vitality and turnaround time are not affected, plan ahead and note:

  • Mayo couriers will run as normal on Monday, July 3; picking up samples of all temperatures (unless a client decides to hold on their own).
  • FedEx shipments tendered on Monday, July 3, will be delivered on Wednesday, July 5. Couriers have been instructed to pack all frozen coolers with extra dry ice as they will all have a two day trip; adding additional boxes if necessary.
  • PaccAir will maintain regular North Dakota, South Dakota, Chicago, and Detroit schedules on Monday night into Tuesday morning.
  • Delta Airlines will run as normal throughout the holiday.
  • Couriers who send samples to Jacksonville will ship to JAX as normal, adding extra dry ice for all of their FedEx shipments.
  • Mayo Couriers will not make pickups on Tuesday, July 4.
  • Normal courier pickups will resume Wednesday, July 5.

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.