If you are a first-time client, please contact us before sending your samples.
1. Please refer to our Sample Preparation Guidelines for information on preparing the samples.
2. Label tubes clearly with a unique identifier. Close the lids tightly and seal well with parafilm. For liquids or animal tissue, seal the tubes in a plastic bag with some paper towel or an absorbent pad in case of leaks (for fizzy liquids or alcohol please double-bag, with absorbent in the second bag as well). Package in a crush-proof box or container. Proteins, cell pellets, and animal tissue should be shipped cold in an insulated box with dry ice and/or a frozen gel pack.
3. Complete the Plasma Chemistry Laboratory Sample Submission Form, and include a printed copy in the shipment (outside of the bag for animal or liquid samples). For proteins, cell pellets, and animal tissue please record the sample weights on the sample submission form. If you are sending more than 10 samples, please also e-mail us an electronic copy of the sample submission form or sample inventory.
4. Address the package to:
Attn: Plasma Chem Lab
Center for Applied Isotope Studies
120 Riverbend Rd.
Athens, GA 30602
Please note we do not receive samples on weekends so please DO NOT select any Saturday or weekend delivery options.
5. Local clients may drop off samples with a completed sample submission form Monday – Friday (excluding UGA holidays) 8:30am – 4:30pm.