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Transporting Infectious Substances

To protect public health, The U.S. Department of Transportation has strict guidelines for transporting infectious substances. There are also carrier rule variations. Familiarize yourself on the proper packing of specimen in order to abide by regulation and to protect the safety of those handling and transporting them by referencing the following:

Shipping Specimen with Federal Express

Shipping Specimen with UPS

Shipping Specimen with USPS

  • Please review USPS Publication 52 - "Hazardous, Restricted, and Perishable Mail" in order to use USPS services to ship specimen.

Note: Specimens submitted to the CSUVDL, including carcasses, tissues and agents isolated from samples, become the property of the CSUVDL unless other arrangements are made in writing prior to or at the time of submission.

Contact Us:

Fort Collins Diagnostic Laboratory

FedEx/UPS Shipping Address (physical address):
2450 Gillette Drive
Fort Collins, CO 80526

USPS Mailing Address:
200 West Lake Street
1644 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1644

(970) 297-1281

(970) 297-0320

Rocky Ford Diagnostic Laboratory
27847 Road 21
Rocky Ford, CO 81067​
Phone: (719) 254-6382
Fax: (719) 254-6055​

Western Slope Diagnostic Laboratory
3164 B 1/2 Road
Western Slope, CO 81503
Phone: (970) 243-0673
Fax: (970) 242-0003​​​​​​​​