HOW SHOULD COVID-19 SAMPLES BE SENT?08/18/2020
Per the CDC, if specimens will ship without delay, store specimens at 2-8°C and ship overnight on ice pack. If a delay in shipping will result in receipt at CSI Laboratories of more than 72 hours after collection, store specimens at -70°C or below and ship overnight on dry ice. Additional useful and detailed information on packing, shipping, and transporting specimens can be found at Interim Laboratory Biosafety Guidelines for Handling and Processing Specimens Associated with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Download our quick reference guide for shipping COVID-19 samples.