In observance of holidays throughout the year, the UFVH Diagnostic Labs and Mailroom Services are CLOSED. Please keep this in mind when shipping your specimens for testing. Samples should arrive no later than 1 day prior to the holiday closure.
Weekend delivery is NOT available at our facility.

12/25 – Christmas
01/01 – New Years Day
01/15 – Martin L. King Jr. Day
05/27 – Memorial Day
TBD – Homecoming (hospital open)
06/19 – Juneteenth
07/04 – Independence Day
09/02 – Labor Day
11/11 – Veteran’s Day
11/28 – 11/29 – Thanksgiving
TBD – Homecoming (hospital open)

Contact Us:

UFVHDL Central Labs Receiving
2015 SW 16th Ave., Room VS-50
Gainesville, FL 32608
(352) 294-4726

Referring DVM/Outside Clinics: Do I need to have an account in order to send a sample?

No. When our Central Labs Receiving team receives the sample, they will check our system for an existing account. If one doesn’t exist they will create one. Please be sure to fill out CURRENT Submission forms https://labs.vetmed.ufl.edu/submission-forms/  Complete all sections including your billing address, phone number(s) and email address. If is not listed on the submission form, please contact our office to verify that testing is currently being offered by our diagnostic labs.

What is the best sample?

Sample requirements for specific tests are described here. We are happy to provide guidance about appropriate samples for submission; our team will either answer your question or connect you with the person that can best answer your questions. Contact Central Labs Receiving office at (352) 294-4726, or email us at diagnosticlabs@vetmed.ufl.edu.

Can a sample sit over the weekend?

Tissue fixed in formalin can be stored at ambient temperatures indefinitely. However, other samples may only be viable for 24-48 hours and may be difficult to interpret. Our Central Labs Receiving Department and the UFVH Mailroom are CLOSED on weekends and holidays, please keep this in mind when shipping us your samples. Ship your samples so they are guaranteed to be at our facility no later than Thursdays at 2:30pm.

I am an owner, can I submit laboratory samples from my pet?

No, we only accept samples directly from veterinarians; our laboratory tests require their expertise to be interpreted properly.

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