There are numerous commercial delivery services available for submitting specimens to CAHFS laboratories.
CAHFS has contracted commercial service with FedEx for packages under 40 lbs. Currently clients receive a significant discount by using the University of California, Davis FedEX account number. CAHFS will subsequently bill clients for these courier fees. Rates are subject to change without notification. For shipping information and the University's FedEx account number, call any CAHFS laboratory during normal business hours. Please note that this account can only be used for shipments to CAHFS laboratories.
Important items on FedEx form when using the University Account:
Request STANDARD OVERNIGHT (arrival is the next afternoon) or PRIORITY OVERNIGHT (next morning).
RECIPIENT box needs to be checked and the University Account number entered on the FedEx Acct. No. line provided.
If requesting Saturday delivery to the Davis laboratory, please note:
PRIORITY SATURDAY DELIVERY must be requested and NO SIGNATURE REQUIRED selected for driver to deliver packages on a Saturday.
GOLDEN STATE OVERNIGHT
Peninsula Messenger Service
Fresno (559) 294-7197, Bakersfield (661) 325-0246, Visalia (559) 734-6328
Due to delivery delays, the Davis and Turlock laboratories discourage sending samples via U.S. Priority Mail Service.
Non-perishable specimens may be sent by regular mail service.
Call the destination laboratory for shipping information.