Dermatology Services

Specimen Transport Information

Complete the Immunodermatology Specimen Request Form. The following patient data are needed for interpretation:

  • Patient's full name
  • Birthdate (if patient is underage, guarantor name and birthdate are also needed)
  • Gender
  • Clinical diagnosis and brief history
  • Biopsy site
  • Exposure of site to sun (sun exposed, non-sun exposed)
  • Relationship to lesional skin (perilesional, involved, uninvolved)
  • Procurement date of all specimens submitted

Mail the specimen(s) in the return mailer at ambient temperature, OR...,
if mailer and transport medium are not available, ship the tissue specimen frozen on dry ice by express mail, packing in enough dry ice to stay frozen until receipt in laboratory. Do NOT mail vials filled with transport medium or formalin on dry ice. Serum should be shipped at ambient temperature.

The specimen kit mailer has a return label. If a mailer is not used, the shipping address is:

Department of Dermatology
Immunodermatology Laboratory
University of Utah Health Sciences Center
4A330 School of Medicine, 30 North 1900 East
Salt Lake City, UT. 84132-2409