Submitting to AzVDL


How do I Ship Specimens to AzVDL

Tucson and Southeastern Arizona (Nogales, Sonoita, Patagonia, Green Valley, Sierra Vista, Douglas, Benson, Willcox, Bisbee, and Safford):  

  • To arrange for a courier pick-up call the laboratory before 12:00 P.M. for same-day service.  Some exceptions* apply


  • To arrange delivery of cadavers call the laboratory. We contract this service with a private courier and additional charges may apply.
  • Due to the rising cost of Courier Service, submissions requesting tests referred to outside laboratories will be billed a $20 surcharge (submissions for in-house laboratory services will have no courier surcharge).

The Greater Phoenix Area

  • To arrange delivery of cadavers call the laboratory.  We contract this service with a private courier and the charges will be added to your bill.  Charges typically range from $75-$125.  Small specimens such as cultures, cytology, biopsy, etc. are best shipped via UPS or FedEx.

Using AzVDL Shipping Services for your Shipments

  • You can realize significant savings using United Parcel Service (UPS) by charging your shipments to our account.  If you would like a UPS pre-printed waybill to be sent to you, please call the laboratory at (520) 621-2356.  We will add the shipping charges to our service fees.


  • Small cadavers and specimens should be shipped UPS/FedEx Priority Overnight.  If using AzVDL UPS shipping account we will add the cost to your bill.  For larger cadavers please contact local ground-based couriers.

NOTE: Do not ship on Fridays, as we are not open on the weekend and will not receive the package until Monday afternoon

AZVDL Submission Form

AZVDL User Guide