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Submitting Specimens to CDC

Shipping and Packing

CDC does not accept routine shipments on weekends or holidays. Please make sure packages arrive Monday – Friday. 

Shipping Address:

Routine/reference specimen(s):

Point of Contact
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
SMB/STAT
ATTN: Laboratory (optional)
1600 Clifton Road, NE
Atlanta, GA 30333
PI's Telephone Number

Study specimens:

Point of Contact
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
ATTN: Laboratory / Study Name
1600 Clifton Road, NE
Atlanta, GA 30333
PI's Telephone Number

Specimens to multiple CDC laboratories:

*Barbara Finkel
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
ATTN: Laboratories
1600 Clifton Road, NE
Atlanta, GA 30333
404-639-3941

Please note—a person's name and telephone number in the "ship to" address is required per the US DOT HazMat Regulations and the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR). The Point of Contact can be acquired from test orders within the “Test Directory” section.

* The individual's name is required on the first and/or top line of the address on Air waybills, e.g., FedEx, UPS, DHL, World Courier, etc.

It is the sender's responsibility to minimize risk of shipping infectious substances through proper packaging and compliance with regulations. All specimens and infectious substances submitted to CDC laboratories for diagnostic or investigational purposes must be packaged and shipped in compliance with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and US DOT 49 CFR Parts 171-185.

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Shipping Specimens

Select Agents

Imports

Exports

Imports and Exports

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Regulations covered by the US Endangered Species Act and applications for permits to transport protected species within the US and internationally.

 
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  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    1600 Clifton Rd
    Atlanta, GA 30333
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