Packing & Shipping

Packing Instructions

Specimens sent via mail, courier or other carrier are required by law to be in a leak proof container, placed into a sealed plastic bag with absorbent material suitable for absorbing a leak, and surrounded by a hard container to protect it from impact. The visible part of the mailing container must include the destination and return address. PrairieView provides business reply paid boxes, free of charge, which meet these requirements. A start-up pack is provided for all new clients.

NOTE: As the shipper, you have the responsibility to package these specimens in the manner described above.


We provide FREE shipping on most orders. Customers that use us frequently may qualify for courier service, other clients may utilize our postage-paid mailers. Customers will be charged for any special delivery services such as Fed Ex, Airborne, Express or Priority Mail if prior authorization is not obtained. Call our toll free number, 877-256-9442, to inquire about our shipping options.

Please send your specimens via mail or courier to PrairieView Veterinary Laboratory:


700 East University Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50316

U.S. Mail:

P.O. Box 1042
Des Moines, Iowa 50306