Laboratory Blood Tests
Shipping instructions will be sent to patients based on their physician's order(s).
How to Transport Bloods
PLEASE NOTE: all laboratory testing must be scheduled with our office. We are not responsible for unscheduled testing/test results. Our laboratory is closed on weekends. We will not accept any mail that does not have a return address. Please remember to put your return address on anything you send to us. Please fill out lab requisition forms accurately and completely (for example, requested information such as first day of Last Menstrual Period (LMP) date included when possible).
1. Shipping Information
Specimen should arrive within 24 hours after being drawn if the patient lives in the USA. If the patient lives outside the USA, the sample will be accepted up to 36 hours after being drawn. We require shipment by Overnight Courier, e.g., Federal Express. Do not spin down red tops (must remain sterile).
2. Packaging information
Each tube must be labelled with the following:
* Date and time of drawn
* Patient name
* Physician / referring clinic
IMPORTANT: tubes not labeled with patient name will automatically be discarded and no tests will be run. It is the patient's responsibility to see that the tubes are properly labeled. We do not take responsibility if tests are not performed due to improper labeling of tubes.
1. Lay tubes on their side, not upright
2. Package to protect specimens from heat and cold
3. Label package: "DO NOT REFRIGERATE OR FREEZE"
Laboratory for Reproductive Medicine & Immunology
7013 Realm Dr.
San Jose, CA 95119
If you follow the above instructions everything should go smoothly.