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FedEx shipping instructions – Samples from CANADA

Exempt human specimens at room temperature

All samples should be shipped to our coordinating site laboratory at the Jewish General Hospital in Montreal, Quebec (address below). Saliva kits can be shipped using regular mail. Blood and FFPE can be shipped overnight using FedEx. We can cover the cost of shipping directly using our FedEx account, or reimburse you for costs incurred using your own shipping method.

All samples should be shipped on a Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday so that the samples arrive in our laboratory by Friday morning.

Our mailing address is the following:

Nelly Sabbaghian
Lady Davis Institute – Jewish General Hospital
3755 Côte-Sainte-Catherine Road, Room E-425
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
H3T 1E2
Phone: 514-340-8222 ext. 23067 / Fax: 514-340-8716

Email: foulkeslab.oncology@mcgill.ca

  • For the outer packaging, please follow the instructions below.
  • Mention that the human tissue samples are exempt from transportation regulation: “Exempt Human Specimen”. Please also add the following: “Non-infectious, Non-hazardous, Non-toxic, No commercial value, Not for clinical use, For research only”.
  • Shipper’s and consignee’s address
Prior to all shipments, email foulkeslab.oncology@mcgill.ca so we will know to expect your sample. We can provide you with detailed instructions on how to ship using our FedEx account (we will create the waybill for you) or tell you what documentation will be needed for reimbursement if you choose to use your own courier service. If using your own service, once the package is on its way, please let us know the tracking number so that we can follow the package to Montreal.

 

 

FedEx shipping instructions – Samples from OUTSIDE OF CANADA

Exempt human specimens at room temperature

All samples should be shipped to our coordinating site laboratory at the Jewish General Hospital in Montreal, Quebec (address below). Saliva kits can be shipped using regular mail. Blood and FFPE can be shipped overnight using FedEx. We can cover the cost of shipping directly using our FedEx account, or reimburse you for costs incurred using your own shipping method.

All samples should be shipped on a Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday so that the samples arrive in our laboratory by Friday morning.

Our mailing address is the following:

Nelly Sabbaghian
Lady Davis Institute – Jewish General Hospital
3755 Côte-Sainte-Catherine Road, Room E-425
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
H3T 1E2
Phone: 514-340-8222 ext. 23067 / Fax: 514-340-8716

You will have to fill a FedEx Shipper’s Declaration on which you have to describe the products you send, the UN number, the exact name in English with the technical name in parenthesis, the class of dangerous goods the product belong and the type of packaging. Here is an example with human specimens (please specify the type of specimen; for e.g.: DNA, RNA, tumor block, slides, etc):

Dangerous Goods IdentificationQuantity and type of packagingPacking Inst.Authorization
UN or ID No.Proper Shipping NameClassPacking Group
Exempt human specimen– (Exempt human specimen, Non-infectious, Non-hazardous, Non-toxic, No commercial value, Not for clinical use, For research only)1

 

  • You will also have to fill a FedEx Air Waybill on which you have to write similar information in the “Shipment Information” section
  • Exempt Human Specimen (please specify), Non-infectious, Non-hazardous, Non-toxic, No commercial value, Not for clinical use, For research only
  • On the Commercial Invoice document, state a total value of 1$. Please give 1 original + 3 copies of this document to FedEx.
  • For the outer packaging, please follow the instructions below.
  • Mention that the human tissue samples are exempt from transportation regulation: “Exempt Human Specimen”. Please also add the following: “Non-infectious, Non-hazardous, Non-toxic, No commercial value, Not for clinical use, For research only”.
  • Shipper’s and consignee’s address
Prior to all shipments, email foulkeslab.oncology@mcgill.ca so we will know to expect your sample. We can provide you with detailed instructions on how to ship using our FedEx account (we will create the waybill and Commercial invoices for you) or tell you what documentation will be needed for reimbursement if you choose to use your own courier service. If using your own service, once the package is on its way, please let us know the tracking number so that we can follow the package to Montreal.