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    Laboratory Services Section
    MC 1947
    PO Box 149347 Austin, TX 78714-9347
    1100 W. 49th Street
    Austin, TX 78756-3199

    Phone: (512) 776-7318
    Fax: (512) 776-7294

    Phone Us Toll Free at:
    (888) 963-7111, ext. 7318

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Manual of Reference Services - Specimen Receiving, Lab Hours, Holidays

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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
7:00 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 (7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.) until further notice. If you have questions concerning this issue, please call (512) 776-7598.
Holiday Schedule for FY 2014

Holiday Schedule for FY 2014

Holiday

Agency Status

Date

Day of Week

Labor Day

All agencies closed

09-02-13

Monday

Rosh Hashanah

Optional Holiday

09-05-13

Thursday

Rosh Hashanah

Optional Holiday

09-06-13

Friday

Yom Kippur

09-14-13

Saturday

Veteran's Day

11-11-13

Monday

Thanksgiving Day

All agencies closed

11-28-13

Thursday

Day after Thanksgiving

All agencies closed

11-29-13

Friday

Christmas Eve Day

All agencies closed

12-24-13

Tuesday

Christmas Day

All agencies closed

12-25-13

Wednesday

Day after Christmas

All agencies closed

12-26-13

Thursday

New Year's Day

All agencies closed

01-01-14

Wednesday

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

All agencies closed

01-20-14

Monday

Confederate Heroes' Day

 

01-19-14

Sunday

Presidents' Day

All agencies closed

02-17-14

Monday

Texas Independence Day

 

03-02-14

Sunday

Cesar Chavez Day

Optional Holiday

03-31-14

Monday

Good Friday

Optional Holiday

04-18-14

Friday

San Jacinto Day

Skeleton crew required

04-21-14

Monday

Memorial Day

All agencies closed

05-26-14

Monday

Emancipation Day

Skeleton crew required

06-19-14

Thursday

Independence Day

All agencies closed

07-04-14

Friday

LBJ’s Birthday

Skeleton crew required

08-27-14

Wednesday

 

Last updated August 30, 2013