Laboratory Testing Services Manual - Specimen Receiving, Lab Hours, Holidays


Lab Hours

Business Office Hours
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Monday - Friday
(512) 458-7318
Fax (512) 458-7294

Specimen Acquisition Hours
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Monday - Friday
(512) 458-7598

  • We are located at 1100 West 49th Street, Austin, Texas 78756.
  • Signs directing you to laboratory specimen receiving are located at the entrances to the DSHS parking area from Grover Street, North Loop, and Sunshine Drive. 
  • Laboratory Specimen Receiving is located in a seven-story beige brick building. The specimen receiving department is on the north side of building. The entrance is at the far dock designated as “Laboratory Specimen Receiving.” 
  • After hours receipt of samples is temporarily unavailable. All packages transported through a courier (FedEx, UPS, LoneStar Overnight) will be accepted during regular business hours. Specimens submitted to Greyhound Bus Station-Austin will be picked up by laboratory staff as usual. Hand-delivered samples will be accepted only during regular business hours Monday - Friday (8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.) until further notice. If you have questions concerning this issue, please call (512) 776-7598.
Lab hours and location

Last updated January 2, 2020