Dropping Off Your Sample

Where and when to drop off your sample

Samples are picked up as early as 7:00 a.m., Monday through Friday. For most people, that means same-day processing and results are not likely. Most results will be returned the following business day. Most samples dropped on Friday will not be processed until Monday.

Samples may be dropped off at a drop box the day before, Sunday through Thursday, for pickup the next morning. 

Please note, we cannot guarantee same-day or 24-hour turnaround times for results. 

Drop Box Locations

Below are the drop box locations as of Aug 1, 2022. Pick-ups from each drop box occur daily, Monday through Friday. 

Drop Box Locations, Fall 2022


Drop Box Location 

Dillon Gym Main Lobby
East Pyne/Chancellor Green Lobby
E-Quad Joint Entry to A,C,E
Fisher Hall Prospect Street entrance
Frick Chemistry Building Atrium

Frist Campus Center

100 Level, by ATMs

Jadwin Gym Lobby
Lewis Thomas Lab North Entrance
McCosh Health Center Foyer (Available 24 hours a day/7 days per week)
ReCAP (400 Forrestal Road) Entry vestibule
U-Store Vestibule (Available 24 hours a day/7 days per week)

200 Elm Drive

Lobby (For Staff and Faculty Use Only)

228 Alexander Rear Entrance
701 Carnegie Lobby

Students Residing Off Campus — Parking Guide

Students residing off campus do not need a permit for the drop-and-go parking locations listed above. Parking in any numbered lot or garage on campus, including visitor Lot 23, is restricted, and will result in a parking citation. In addition to free short term parking (note time restrictions per lot) for students residing off campus, there are also metered spaces on University Place that students may utilize for testing drop off.

For drop-off at the U-Store, use free 1-hour spaces in Lot 8 or metered parking on University Place. For drop-off at 228 Alexander, pull around to rear of building for drop-and-go only, no parking.