Specimen Delivery and Courier Information
Walk up specimen delivery is available at the Missouri State Public Health Laboratory (MSPHL) loading dock at 101 North Chestnut, Jefferson City, Missouri between 7:00 AM and 5:00 PM Monday through Friday, excluding State and Federal Holidays.
The MSPHL provides a courier service for specimen transportation with 168 pickup locations throughout the State of Missouri including 54 hospitals and 114 Local Public Health Agencies. Using the courier service allows for the specimen to be delivered to the SPHL the next day by 7:30 AM, allowing for expedited processing.
Specimens should be dropped off at any of the designated courier pickup locations sixty minutes prior to the scheduled pickup time. Hospitals have the right to refuse water or rabies specimens.
All specimens must be properly packaged in accordance with the Department of Transportation Hazardous Materials Regulations and must be addressed to the State Public Health Laboratory, 101 North Chestnut, Jefferson City, Missouri 65102. Courier drivers will refuse improperly packaged specimens.
Courier services are provided Monday through Friday, excluding State and Federal Holidays:
Courier questions should be directed to Charlie Jameson, SPHL Courier Liaison, at (573) 751-4830 or by email to SPHLCourier@health.mo.gov.