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Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory

Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory
Kansas State University
1800 Denison Avenue
Manhattan, KS 66506
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KSVDL Client Care
General Inquiries
785-532-5650 or
Fax: 785-532-4835

KSVDL Business Office
Billing Inquiries
785-532-3294 or
Fax: 785-532-3502

Regular business hours:
8 am - 5 pm Mon.-Fri.
8 am - noon Sat.

Submission of Samples


UPS labels

How to Submit

Some submission guidelines are specific to the test requested. Please see the Tests and Fees for special instructions.

All samples should be shipped to:

Kansas State University
1800 Denison Ave. 
Manhattan, KS 66506 

Discounted Shipping is available via UPS

Please contact Client Care to order labels. 866-512-5650 or clientcare@vet.k-state.edu.

  • Labels are charged to your clinic at the time the order is placed. Your invoice will reflect these charges at the end of the month. **Please note any labels not yet used by July 1st will be subject to our increased fees**
  • UPS will pick up the package at your clinic at no additional charge (you will need to call them for a pick up).
  • Labels are for packages less than 15 lbs
    • Flat rate labels - 
      • UPS Ground (typically overnight delivery from the area in yellow) $7
      • UPS 2nd Day Air (guaranteed delivery by end of 2nd day) $9
      • UPS Next Day Air (guaranteed delivery by 3pm) $15
  • All labels are printed on stickers and send to your clinic along with UPS over pack bags.
  • If requested labels can be emailed to your practice.
    • The labels will be attached as a PDF.
    • Each label may only be used once.
  • Saturday delivery
    • This will require a label that designates Saturday Delivery.
    • Available in all 48 contiguous states.
    • Cost: $22.00 for any package less than 15 lbs.
  • Saturday pickup from your practice
    • Will be delivered to KSVDL the following Monday.
    • Available in select areas (contact KSVDL client care for qualifying areas).
    • Cost: $22.00 for any package under 15 lbs.
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What to Send: Lab Specific Selection, Collection and Submission

Bacteriology and Mycology
Clinical Immunology
Clinical Pathology
Comparative Hematology
Molecular Diagnostics

Rabies Laboratory


Shipping Guidelines and Regulations

Shipping guidelines have been developed based on the requirements contained in the IATA Dangerous Goods Shipping Regulations for the transport of Diagnostic Specimens (also referred to as 'biological substance').

Briefly, all diagnostic specimens must be shipped in packaging of good quality, strong enough to withstand the shock and loading normally encountered during transport. Packaging must consist of the following three components:

  1. Primary Receptacle
  2. Secondary Packaging
  3. Rigid Outer Packaging

The primary receptacle must be packed in such a way that, under normal conditions of transport, it cannot break, be punctured or leak. Secondary packaging must be secured in outer packaging with suitable cushioning material and contain a quantity of absorbent material, that in the case of liquid release from the primary container, the entire contents will be absorbed. For complete information on packing instructions for Diagnostic Specimens, see Packing Instructions - Class 6 - Toxic and Infectious Substances

If you have a question concerning shipment of Diagnostic Specimens, please contact Client Services at (785) 532-5650, toll free at 1-866-512-5650 or clientcare@vet.k-state.edu

U.S. Postal Guidelines
United States Postal Service (USPS) – Publication 52, September 2008
United States Postal Service (USPS) – Packing Instruction 6D, September 2008
Shipping Infectious Substances, September 2008

U.S. Department of Transportation Guidelines
49 CFR Section 173 DOT 
Category B - Infectious Substance DOT
Class 6, Division 6.2, Classification and exceptions
Category A – Infectious Substance DOT, shipper must be trained and certified