Holiday Instructions

Please be advised that major shipping providers (FedEx, UPS, couriers) will not deliver or pick up packages in observance of select holidays, see below for dates.  

Please be advised that major shipping providers (FedEx, UPS, and local couriers) will not deliver or pick up packages on Saturday, July 4th, 2020 in observance of Independence Day. Couriers will not pick up frozen or live cell specimens on Friday, July 3rd. Only samples with ambient stability >96 hours should be shipped on July 3rd, as they will be delivered to Viracor on the Monday following the holiday.

Please make note of the following special instructions to ensure specimen integrity.

  1. Ambient samples with <96 hour ambient stability should be frozen and stored until Monday July 6th, (serum and plasma must be spun down and separated prior to freezing).
  2. Frozen specimens cannot be shipped on July 3rd. Hold these specimens until regular shipping resumes.
  3. For Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR testing, samples can remain at ambient temperature for 7 days.
  4. Please do not draw the following live cell specimens from Wednesday, July, 1st through Sunday, July 5th for Independence Day:
  • BasoFunction
  • CMV T Cell Immunity Panel
  • ImmuKnow®
  • Lymphocyte Stimulation
  • Natural Killer Cell Function Assay
  • Neutrophil Oxidative Burst
  • T cell Fx™

For additional information or questions, please call Client Services at (800) 305-5198.
Thank you for your partnership and trust. We’re honored to be a part of your lifesaving patient care. The associates at Viracor Eurofins wish you safe and happy holidays!

2020 Holiday Shipping Schedule

Please be advised that FedEx and UPS will not deliver or pick up packages on the following holidays:

  • New Year’s Day (Wednesday, January 1, 2020)
  • Memorial Day (Monday, May 25, 2020)
  • Independence Day (Saturday, July 4, 2020 observed Friday, July 3, 2020)*
  • Labor Day (Monday, September 7, 2020)
  • Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, November 26, 2020)
  • Christmas Day (Friday, December 25, 2020)
  • New Year’s Day (Friday, January 1, 2021)

Viracor Eurofins will not be receiving or processing samples on these days (but will have client service reps available to take your calls). Shipments sent on the day preceding the holiday will be delivered to Viracor Eurofins on the day following the holiday.

 

*Please be advised that major shipping providers (FedEx, UPS, and local couriers) will not deliver or pick up packages on Saturday, July 4th, 2020 in observance of Independence Day. Couriers will not pick up frozen or live cell specimens on Friday, July 3rd. Only samples with ambient stability >96 hours should be shipped on July 3rd, as they will be delivered to Viracor on the Monday following the holiday.