Serum and CSF: freeze or refrigerate specimens after collection.
Whole blood: refrigerate specimens promptly after collection. Do not freeze whole blood.
Ship refrigerated specimens to VRDL on cold packs. Ship frozen specimens to VRDL on dry ice.
Work with your local public health department to ensure samples are packaged according to instructions for Biological Substance – Category B (UN 3373) shipment.
Ship specimens and a hard copy of the completed submittal forms to:
ATTN: Specimen Receiving
850 Marina Bay Parkway
Richmond, CA 94804