Shipping and Handling

Shipping and Handling Information


COLLECTION AND TRANSPORT REQUIREMENTS

  • Collect specimens under sterile conditions
  • Label specimens with two identifiers using indelible ink or gummed labels 
    1) patient's full name, 2) date of birth, AND 3) collection date/time
  • A completed Test Request Form must accompany all specimens
  • NEVER FREEZE! Transport all specimens at ROOM TEMPERATURE unless otherwise indicated *Shipping during extreme temperatures may require special handling - call for assistance
  • Specimens should be received within 24-48 hours of collection

LOCAL TRANSPORT
Within the Omaha/ Council Bluffs Metro Area

  • Call 402-559-5070, option 1 to arrange for specimen pickup

OUT OF AREA TRANSPORT
Outside the Omaha/ Council Bluffs Metro Area:

  • Fax completed test request form to 402-559-7248 to notify HGL of pending specimen arrival
  • Indicate shipping method and tracking number on faxed form
  • Specimens accepted on all weekends and holidays
  • When sending FedEx on Friday, SATURDAY DELIVERY must be checked 

Shipping Address:

          Human Genetics Laboratory / Zip 5440
          UNMC Shipping & Receiving Dock
          668 South 41 Street
          Omaha, NE  68105

  • On FedEx Airbill, please include Internal Billing Reference: 3155070600
  • Call the laboratory to obtain FedEx account number

ADDITIONAL SERVICES
Test kits, collection tubes, transport media, test request forms, patient brochures, shipping supplies and prepaid airbills are available to our clients upon request by calling 402-559-5070, option 3.

Revised: 8-2-12

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Additional Services
 
specimen tubes
 

The following are available to our clients upon request.

Contact Us
Phone:  402-559-5070
  • Option 1:
    Specimen Pickup, local area
  • Option 2:
    Laboratory Directors
         - Dr. Warren Sanger
         - Dr. Bhavana J Dave
  • Option 3:
    Laboratory
         - Result Reporting
         - Billing
         - Lab Genetic Counselor
         -
    Supply Requests
         - Test Kits
  • Option 4:
    Genetic Counselors
    Clinical Geneticists
         - Dr. Bruce Buehler
         - Dr. Richard Lutz
         - Dr. Ann Haskins Olney
         - Dr. Eric Rush
         - Dr. Lois Starr

Toll Free:  800-656-3937 x95070
Fax:  402-559-7248
Urgent calls:  402-679-1909

Shipping Address:
Human Genetics Laboratory
Zip 5440
UNMC Shipping & Receiving Dock
668 South 41 Street
Omaha, NE  68105

Hours of Operation
8:00am – 5:00pm
Monday thru Friday

Specimens accepted on all weekends and holidays.