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Laboratory Automation: Sample Drop-Off Locations

 

For your convenience, the MGH CCIB DNA Core provides a free daily sample pick-up service for the Partners research community. Each business day (Monday through Friday, with the exception of MGH holidays), samples dropped off at one of our seven remote drop-off locations (see below) will be picked up and delivered to our facility.

Please note: Where appropriate, completed orders will also be returned to these locations. In these cases, users will receive an email notification with the delivery date.

IMPORTANT:
We are currently processing Mouse tail clips once a week, beginning each Monday at 1:00 PM. Timely submission of Mouse Genotyping samples for pick-up on the same day (every Monday!) is absolutely critical to ensure samples will be entering the weekly service queue. Samples received after 1:00 PM on Monday will be stored and processed the following Monday.

Mouse tail biopsies must be submitted in racked microtubes, sealed with microtube caps. Please attach the order form with a rubber band.

Simches Research Building - Molecular Biology Department (7th floor)
The sample drop box (= blue or red transport cooler) can be found in the refrigerator located in the central corridor, on the other side of the glass doors of the elevator lobby. Courier will not pick up any samples that have been placed on the refrigerator shelves. Sample boxes are provided. Key card access is required.
Cut-off time (for same-day pick-up): 11:00 AM

Simches Research Building - Lobby (1st floor)
The sample drop box is located in front of the glass wall on the left side of the main entrance. This drop box is not refrigerated.
Cut-off time (for same-day pick-up): 11:00 AM

MGH Main Campus - Jackson Building (13th floor)
The sample drop box (= blue or red transport cooler) can be found in the refrigerator located in the elevator lobby. Courier will not pick up any samples that have been placed on the refrigerator shelves. Sample boxes are provided.
Cut-off time (for same-day pick-up): 11:00 AM

MGH Charlestown (CNY; 6th floor)
The sample drop box (= blue or red transport cooler) can be found in the refrigerator in room 6133, at the corner of room 6140, East side. Courier will not pick up any samples that have been placed on the refrigerator shelves. Sample boxes are provided. You can contact Stacy Francis (Tel 617-726-5689) if you should have any questions.
Cut-off time (for same-day pick-up): 10:45 AM

Ragon Institute of MIT and Harvard - Lobby (1st floor) NEW!
The sample drop box (blue or red transport cooler box) is located in the 1st floor lobby, in the small storage/coat room next to the entrance glass door. This drop box is not refrigerated.
Cut-off time (for same-day pick-up): 11:00 AM

NEW!
Brigham and Women's Building for Transformative Medicine - 60 Fenwood Road, Boston
The sample drop box is located on the ground floor, in the room next to the freight elevators (also accessible directly from the loading dock on Vining Street). BWH ID badge may be required.
Cut-off time (for same-day pick-up): 8:15 AM

NEW!
New Research Building, Harvard Medical School - 77 Louis Pasteur Avenue
The sample drop box is located on the ground floor, behind the main staircase at the Blackfan Street entrance.
Cut-off time (for same-day pick-up): 8:15 AM

You also have the option to personally deliver your samples to the core facility:

MGH CCIB DNA Core Facility - 38 Sidney Street, Cambridge
The facility is located on the 1st floor of the Clark Building (Suite 100). Building can be accessed on all business days, Mondays through Fridays (8:00 AM - 5:45 PM). The drop slot is to the left of the entrance door to Suite 100. Drop box is not refrigerated but is constantly checked by core personnel.
Cut-off time (for weekly Mouse Genotyping service cycle): Mondays at 1:00 PM
Cut-off time (for other services): Please inquire!