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How to Package and Ship Pathology Slides and Blocks 

Ensure that your patient’s samples are received in the best condition by following these simple steps:

  • Place slides in a hard plastic box shaped slide container and tape the lid of the container. Do not use the flat cardboard style slide containers.Wrap the slide box in bubble wrap.
  • If sending a paraffin block, place the block inside a plastic specimen bag. To prevent melting during transit, a small refrigerant gel pack can be used. Use bubble wrap.
  • Include all materials and the completed Pathology Consultation Form in a padded envelope. Place the padded envelope into a padded express shipper (FedEx, UPS, DHL) envelope.
  • Recommended shipping services
    • FedEx Priority Overnight
    • UPS Ship Next Day Air
    • DHL Ship Express
    • Do not use U.S. Mail service

Shipping address

Don Soffer Clinical Research Center
Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
1120 NW 14th St, #C1403
Miami, FL 33136

For questions, please call Pathology Customer Care at 305-243-7284.

Fax: 305-689-7284