Ship/deliver a sample

Please follow the instructions below to either be ship or hand deliver samples to the UMN Veterinary Clinical Pathology Laboratory.

Owing to the inherent fragility of viable cells, samples for flow cytometry need to be submitted to the laboratory within 24 hours of collection and kept cool (not frozen).

Shipping Instructions

Ship to address:
University of Minnesota – Veterinary Medical Center
Clinical Pathology Laboratory – Attn: Kim Little
1365 Boyd Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108

  • Samples can be shipped by FedEx, UPS, DHL, or the US Postal Service.  
  • Owing to sample fragility, samples must be shipped to arrive within 24 hours of collection (i.e. Same Day or Overnight service).
  • Pack your specimens using a coolant (i.e. a frozen ice pack).  Do not ship samples on dry ice.

Hand-deliver instructions:

Samples can be hand-delivered to the UMN Veterinary Clinical Pathology Laboratory between the hours of 8 am to 10 pm, Monday through Friday. If Saturday delivery is needed, please contact us. Samples should be couriered chilled (on an ice-pack).  

Address for hand delivery:
UMN-Veterinary Medical Center
1365 Gortner Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55109

During Regular Business Hours (8am – 6pm):

  1. Stop at the VMC front desk and inform a staff member that you are dropping off samples for the Clinical Pathology Laboratory.  
  2. The front desk staff member will then contact the Lab and a Lab staff member will come to the lobby to pick up the samples.

After Hours (6 pm – 10 pm):

  1. Stop at the VMC front desk and inform a staff member that you are dropping off samples for the Clinical Pathology Laboratory.  
  2. The front desk staff member will then contact the Lab and, if available, a Lab staff member will come to the lobby to pick up the samples.  
  3. If a Lab staff member is not available, you will directly deliver the samples to the Clinical Pathology Laboratory.  When arriving at the Clinical Pathology Lab sample receiving area, press the “door-bell” and wait for the lab staff member to receive the samples.

If you have any questions please contact us at vetflow@umn.edu.