case western reserve university

Center for Inherited Disorders of Energy Metabolism


Shipping Instructions


All samples must be shipped via Priority Overnight Service. Ship samples Monday through Wednesday only. Boxes should be clearly marked as patient specimens in yellow or red labeling. Ship blood and skin fibroblasts only on dates reserved in advance.

Room Temperature: Whole blood & cultured skin fibroblasts

Dry Ice: Tissues (muscle, heart, liver), plasma, or urine.

Paperwork: You must include a completed laboratory requisition (Relevant diagnosis or indications for testing are REQUIRED) and mycoplasma test results (for skin fibroblasts).


Shipping address:


Wearn Bldg., Room 649

11100 Euclid Ave

Cleveland, OH 44106


Invoices will be sent to the referring laboratory. In some cases, the CIDEM laboratory can bill the patient's private insurance carrier; please call to arrange.


Results will be faxed to the referring physician's fax number. Results will be mailed to the referring physician, and to the referring laboratory. If additional copies are needed, please provide additional mailing addresses.