Operational Updates

Mayo Clinic Laboratories specimen pickup and delivery schedules will be altered due to the upcoming Memorial Day holiday on Monday, May 27, 2024. To ensure specimen stability and prevent delays, follow the guidelines below outlined for domestic clients and international clients.

By Mayo Clinic Laboratories • May 13, 2024

The downtime process and form have been improved to provide clear guidance on the steps clients should take during downtime.

By Elizabeth Harty • April 26, 2024

A winter storm is occurring in the Northeast which may impact specimen transport. The winter storm is expected to spread snow, strong winds, and create possible blizzard conditions which could impact courier pickups and route delays. We are monitoring the situation and will implement contingency plans as needed to avoid any potential delays. Clients should expect to be contacted directly by the couriers should any routes be modified or canceled. 

By Mayo Clinic Laboratories • February 13, 2024

Due to a major weather impact at the FedEx hub in Memphis, Tennessee, the Mayo Clinic Laboratories’ Global Logistics team is working to minimize any client impacts. Please visit our website for updates. For any immediate needs, please contact Customer Service at 800-533-1710 and ask to be forwarded to the Global Logistics specialist. 

By Mayo Clinic Laboratories • January 22, 2024

There is a major weather system moving across the United States that may impact specimen transport. Winter storm Finn is expected to spread snow, strong winds, and create possible blizzard conditions into the Plains and Midwest. This may impact courier pickups and cause delays at major hubs (Fed Ex and UPS). We are monitoring and tracking this situation with our logistics partners and are prepared to adjust to minimize challenges. Clients should expect to be contacted directly by the couriers should any routes be modified or canceled.

By Mayo Clinic Laboratories • January 9, 2024

The United States will observe the New Year holiday on Monday, Jan. 1. On this day, Mayo Clinic Laboratories will be open; however, specimen shipments and deliveries to our laboratories will not be made by the carriers. To safeguard specimens, please follow these shipping recommendations.

By Mayo Clinic Laboratories • December 11, 2023

The United States will observe the Christmas holiday on Monday, Dec. 25. On this day, Mayo Clinic Laboratories will be open; however, specimen shipments and deliveries to our laboratories will not be made by the carriers. To safeguard specimens, please follow these shipping recommendations.

By Mayo Clinic Laboratories • December 4, 2023

The United States will observe the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, Nov. 23. On this day, Mayo Clinic Laboratories will be open; however, specimen shipments and deliveries to our laboratories will not be made by the carriers. To safeguard specimens, please follow these shipping recommendations.

By Mayo Clinic Laboratories • October 24, 2023

Mayo Clinic Laboratories is committed to security and to protecting your information. As part of this commitment, we will implement an optional two-step login process for Mayo Clinic Laboratories applications called Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA). This process is like the two-step login process used by many other apps and provides an extra layer of security.

By Mayo Clinic Laboratories • September 25, 2023

Hurricane Lee will be impacting the New England area and northeastern Canada this weekend. We are monitoring and tracking the situation with our logistics partners to minimize challenges. Your organization will be contacted directly by the couriers if a route is modified or canceled due to the storm.  

By Mayo Clinic Laboratories • September 15, 2023

Hurricane Idalia is expected to impact Florida on Wednesday, Aug. 30. We are monitoring and tracking the situation with our logistics partners to minimize challenges.

By Mayo Clinic Laboratories • August 29, 2023

Due to the Labor Day holiday (recognized on Monday, September 4th), Mayo Clinic Laboratories' specimen pickup and delivery schedules will be altered. To ensure specimen viability and avoid turnaround time delays, follow the guidelines below.

By Samantha Rossi • August 18, 2023

Due to the upcoming Independence Day holiday on Tuesday, July 4, Mayo Clinic Laboratories' sample pickup and delivery schedules will be altered. To ensure sample viability and minimize test turnaround time delays, we have implemented several adjustments and guidelines.

By Mayo Clinic Laboratories • June 23, 2023