Memorial Day Specimen Shipment Alert

Domestic Operational Update

Due to the Memorial Day holiday (recognized on Monday, May 29), Mayo Clinic Laboratories' specimen pickup and delivery schedules will be altered. To ensure that your specimen viability and turnaround times are not affected, plan ahead and note:

Please read the following recommendation for shipping on Saturday, May 27th:

  • Hold any frozen, refrigerate, temperature and stability sensitive specimens.
  • If the client chooses to ship:
    • Shipping FedEx
      • Not guaranteed a Sunday delivery. Shipments that miss the Sunday FedEx delivery will not arrive until Tuesday, May 30th.
      • Add additional frozen cool packs to refrigerate shipments.
      • Shipments typically delivering to MCL Jacksonville (MCL-JAX) will be diverted to MCL Rochester (MCL-RST). See table below for dates.
    • Shipping UPS
      • It is not recommended to ship UPS as there will be no deliveries until Tuesday, May 30th.
    • Shipping Commercial Airlines
      • No changes to shipments, proceed as normal.
Friday, May 26thSaturday, May 27thSunday, May 28thMonday, May 29th
*Memorial Day*
Tuesday, May 30th
Courier PickupsNormal pick upsNormal pick upsNormal pick upsNo pick upsNormal pick ups
Shipment DeliveriesNormal deliveries to MCL-RST and MCL-JAXNormal deliveries to MCL-RST and MCL-JAXNormal Deliveries to MCL- RST
MCL-JAX FedEx rerouted to MCL-RST
Local deliveries (MedSpeed) only to MCL-RSTNormal Deliveries to MCL-RST and MCL-JAX

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This post was authored by the Marketing Team at Mayo Clinic Laboratories.