IVAC Sample Submission Deadline for the Thanksgiving Holiday

November 22, 2021 3:00 PM
Sample submission deadline is 3:00 PM (ARF location) and 4:00 PM (NCRC location) on Monday, November 22

Snow covered pine treesULAM’s In-Vivo Animal Core (IVAC) will be closed beginning at 12:00 PM on Wednesday, November 24 – Friday, November 26 in observance of the U-M’s Thanksgiving holiday.

The deadline for sample submissions needing results (CBC) or partial results (paraffin histology processing/embedding) BEFORE the holiday break is Monday, November 22 at 3:00 PM (ARF location) and 4:00 PM (NCRC location).

This deadline was chosen to allow IVAC staff sufficient time before the break to process samples to a stable stage. CBCs must be completed within 24 hours of receipt, and paraffin histology samples are stable once they reach the embedding stage.

Samples that do not need processing prior to the holiday (frozen serum, glass slides, paraffin blocks) can be submitted by appointment up until the closing date; no work will be done during the time period that IVAC is closed.

As a reminder, sample submission is by appointment only. Study teams are strongly encouraged to book their appointments early, particularly if they anticipate a large submission, in order to help IVAC staff plan their workflows accordingly.

IVAC locations will re-open on Monday, November 29 at 8:00 AM (NCRC) and 9:00 AM (ARF).


Questions about IVAC services should be sent to ulam-ivac@umich.edu.