Packaging and Shipping

Packaging and Shipping

Center for Research in Reproduction
Ligand Assay and Analysis Core

Instructions for Sample Labeling
Packaging and Shipping

  1. PLEASE NOTIFY LAB BY PHONE OR E-MAIL BEFORE SHIPPING SAMPLES AND AWAIT CONFIRMATION.  This allows us to keep a watch for the delivery of your precious samples.

  2. Normal operating hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST, excluding holidays.  It is highly recommended that you ship your samples Monday through Wednesday.

    SAMPLE LABELING:  Please sequentially number the samples.  This helps us be more efficient with the samples.  Sequential numbering does not always have to start with the number 1.  Example: shipment #1 could be samples #1 through #30 and shipment number #2 could be #31 through #60. 

    If you have your own identifying information on the sample from the experiment, please create a table that cross references sequential numbers to your experiment identifiers.  Please send a copy of the table with the shipment of samples and keep a copy for your records.  Remember to label the samples with the sequential number using a Sharpie marker or adhesive dots that can be used with dry ice.



EXAMPLE OF CROSS REFERENCING
:

SEQUENTIAL NUMBER

EXPERIMENT IDENTIFIER

1

F4 WT

2

F4 KO

3

F5 WT

4

F5 KO

5

F10-1 KO

6

F10-1 WT

7

F10-3 KO

 

SAMPLE PACKAGING:  PLEASE do not ship samples in plastic bags (dry ice splits them).  PLEASE ship samples in a fiberboard box(es) with removable insert or a plastic box(es) with permanent insert.  DO NOT send the fiberboard insert by itself.

 

SHIPPING:  SEND SAMPLES PACKAGED ON DRY ICE BY FED-EX PRIORITY OVERNIGHT DELIVERY.

 

SHIPPING ADDRESS:       

University of Virginia
Center for Research in Reproduction
OMS Suhling Bldg., Room 6921
Hospital Drive
Charlottesville, VA 22908
Attn: Aleisha Schoenfelder