Specimen Shipping Instructions

FedEx Shipping Instructions

Packing and Shipping

  1. Collect the specimen and place it in the appropriate specimen medium.
  2. Ensure that each specimen container is clearly marked with at least two unique patient identifiers.
  3. Secure each specimen container tightly to avoid leakage in transit.
  4. Complete the enclosed requisition with the patient’s demographics and insurance information.
  5. Place the specimen inside the enclosed biohazard bag.
  6. Place the biohazard bag inside the enclosed FedEx Clinical Pak (lab shipping bag).
  7. Attach (if necessary) the pre-labeled and prepaid FedEx air bill.
  8. Seal the FedEx Clinical Pak.

You can call FedEx at (800) 463-3339 or contact our Customer Service Department at (855) 4UF-SKIN to schedule a FedEx pick-up. Alternately, a pick-up can be scheduled online at www.fedex.com. A two-hour notice may be required for same-day pick-up.

FedEx Shipping Supplies

  • FedEx Clinical Pak, a leak-proof envelope required for shipping bodily fluids, which allows packaging of multiple specimens into one shipping envelope
  • Pre-printed air bills, showing our shipping address and billing account number
    • Note: By using these pre-printed FedEx air bills, your specimens will be delivered to the correct destination, and we will be correctly billed for the delivery. Even though the air bills are pre-marked for next-afternoon delivery, all deliveries are made to UF Health Dermatopathology Lab in the morning.

UPS Shipping Instructions

Packing and Shipping

  1. Collect the specimen and place it in the appropriate specimen medium.
  2. Ensure that each specimen container is clearly marked with at least two unique patient identifiers.
  3. Secure each specimen container tightly to avoid leakage in transit.
  4. Complete the enclosed requisition with the patient’s demographics and insurance information.
  5. Place the specimen inside the enclosed biohazard bag.
  6. Place the box inside the enclosed UPS Laboratory Pak (lab shipping bag).
  7. Attach (if necessary) the pre-labeled and prepaid UPS air bill.
  8. Seal the UPS Laboratory Pak.

You can call UPS at (800) 742-5877 or contact our Customer Service Department at (855) 4UF-SKIN to schedule a FedEx pick-up. Alternately, a pick-up can be scheduled online at www.ups.com. A two-hour notice may be required for same-day pick-up.

UPS Shipping Supplies

  • UPS Laboratory Pak, a leak-proof envelope required for shipping bodily fluids, which allows packaging of multiple specimens into one shipping envelope
  • Pre-printed air bills, showing our shipping address and billing account number
    • Note: By using these pre-printed UPS air bills, your specimens will be delivered to the correct destination, and we will be correctly billed for the delivery. Even though the air bills are pre-marked for next-afternoon delivery, all deliveries are made to UF Health Dermatopathology Lab in the morning.