|PeaceHealth Laboratories is a leader in reference laboratory testing in part due to our extensive courier network, which includes PeaceHealth Laboratories auto and contracted land/air courier services, and our commitment to customer service. Specimen pickup and report delivery are provided at no charge for specimens tested by PeaceHealth Laboratories or our designated reference laboratories.
To inquire about scheduled stops and courier service, call Courier Services
Transport Instructions: Specimen Handling/Shipping
|To ensure the safety of personnel and the community, proper handling of specimens for shipment is mandatory. Specimens will be rejected if submitted improperly. To submit the specimen of proper quality, read about best detox methods for THC.
The shipper is responsible for the proper packaging and shipping of all specimens. Shippers must be trained and certified by their employer to be able to prepare and ship packages containing diagnostic specimens, biological substances and infectious substances. Rules of the various agencies involved may differ and do change regularly.
Packaging and transport of clinical samples, biological substances and infectious specimens must comply with applicable Department of Transportation Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 49, Department of Labor CFR 29, Postal Services CFR 39, Department of Health and Human Services CFR 42 and the International Air Transport Association (IATA). (For more information see Related Links.)
Universal Precautions are to be applied to all specimens in accordance with Oregon Occupational Safety & Health Codes Subdivision I and Z: Personal Protective Equipment (29 CFR 1910.132 – 1910.140), Bloodborne Pathogens (29 CFR 1910.1030).
Assistance is available. Please contact Mark Dwyer, PeaceHealth Laboratories Safety Coordinator, or our Reference department for information on training and obtaining copies of applicable rules. Both can be reached at 800.826.3616.