ULAM’s In-Vivo Animal Core (IVAC) will be closed beginning at 12:00 PM on Thursday, December 23 – Friday, December 31 for U-M Season Days.
The deadline for sample submissions needing results (CBC) or partial results (paraffin histology processing/embedding) BEFORE the holiday break is Monday, December 20 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 holidays (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, January 3 at 8:00 AM (NCRC) and 9:00 AM (ARF).
Questions about IVAC services should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.