Specimen Collection and Shipping
Collect specimen under sterile conditions and maintain at room temperature unless otherwise indicated.
Label specimens with two patient identifiers (patient's full name and date of birth) AND the collection date/time. When labeling, please use indelible ink or gummed labels.
COMPLIMENTARY TEST KITS:
To simplify specimen collection and transport, test kits are provided to our clients upon request at no charge. Kits contain test-specific request forms and specimen collection containers, in addition to FedEx© shipping supplies for out-of-area clients.
• Not all sample types accepted by our laboratory can be transported with a kit.
• Kits are offered as an added convenience only and are not required to collect and/or transport any specimen.
- Amniotic Fluid
- Pregnancy Loss
- Postnatal Blood
- Male Infertility
- Hematology / Oncology
- Paraffin FISH
Complete the appropriate indication-specific test request form available on the forms page. To ensure prompt specimen processing, please provide accurate and complete information, including enlarged copies of insurance cards and prior authorization information if needed.
Transport specimens at room temperature unless otherwise indicated.
• Shipping during extreme temperatures may require special handling (call for assistance).
• Specimens cannot be frozen and most specimens must arrive within 24 hours of collection.
• Specimens accepted on all weekends and holidays.
Within the Omaha/ Council Bluffs Metro Area, call 402-559-5070 to arrange for specimen pickup.
OUT OF AREA TRANSPORT
Outside the Omaha/ Council Bluffs Metro Area, fax the completed request form to 402-559-7248 to notify the laboratory of a pending specimen arrival. Please indicate the shipping method and tracking number.
Human Genetics Laboratory
UNMC Shipping & Receiving Dock
668 South 41 Street
Omaha, NE 68105
- Saturday delivery MUST be checked when sending FedEx© on Friday.
- Please include Internal Billing Reference # 3155070600 on the FedEx© airbill.
- Call to obtain our laboratory’s FedEx© account number.