Specimen Handling

Ensuring testing accuracy begins with proper handling of your specimen. Before you send yours to us, please be sure to follow the proper procedures for preparing, collecting, packaging and shipping to our facilities.

On the list to the left, you’ll find all our specimen-handling protocols to assist you in collecting and shipping appropriate samples. Click on the links to the left for specific sample instructions.

Shipping information

Sending specimens for a consultation (tissue blocks and/or slides) should be sent through FedEx or UPS.
Please send to the following address:

Bright Star Logistics/UCMC LAB
7800 S. Quincy Street
Willowbrook, Illinois 60527

Please do not use US Postal Service. To obtain our FedEx or UPS account information and packaging information please call our Customer Service number at 773-702-8287 or email us at uchicago.medlabs@uchospitals.edu.