It is Friday and I have a patient that needs an OncoK9 test. Can the sample wait until Monday’s regular FedEx® pickup?
Yes, a sample will remain viable over the weekend if it is kept at room temperature until it is shipped.
Because a sample cannot be processed if it arrives at the PetDx more than 7 days after it was collected, sending the sample as soon as possible (ideally within 12-24 hours but not longer than 48 hours) will ensure the sample’s viability upon arrival at the laboratory.
Alternatively, you can drop the sample off at a FedEx-owned Express-eligible location such as Express Drop Boxes, Express Stations (Ship Centers), or a FedEx Office.