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Transporting Specimens

Where should I send my samples?

You will send samples to Mayo Clinic Laboratories after a contract has been finalized and your account setup has been completed. The shipping address and contact information will be provided to you at that time.


Can I order tests and ship samples on holidays and weekends?

Mayo Clinic Laboratories is open 24/7/365. However, individual carriers might be closed and might not make deliveries on recognized holidays. The following holidays are observed in the United States:

  • New Year’s Day:  January 1
  • Memorial Day:  Last Monday in May
  • Independence Day:  July 4
  • Labor Day:  First Monday in September
  • Thanksgiving Day:  Fourth Thursday in November
  • Christmas Day:  December 25

Note: Contact your preferred carrier for local holiday information.


Does BioPharma Diagnostics facilitate specimen shipments?

You are responsible for the shipment of specimens to Mayo Clinic Laboratories. For information about CDC or transportation requirements, refer to CDC Permits or Transportation Regulations.