Bureau of Laboratories Holiday Business Hours

The Bureau of Laboratories (BOL), like other state government offices, will be closed on the following holidays:

• Monday, January 2, 2017 - Newborn Screening Operational
• Monday, January 16, 2017 - Newborn Screening Operational
• Monday, February 20, 2017 - Newborn Screening Operational
• Monday, May 29, 2017 - Newborn Screening Operational
• Tuesday, July 4, 2017
• Monday, September 4, 2017 - Newborn Screening Operational
• Friday, November 10, 2017
• Thursday, November 23, 2017
• Friday, November 24, 2017
• Friday, December 22, 2017
• Monday, December 25, 2017
• Friday, December 29, 2017
• Monday, January 1, 2018

Routine delivery of specimens to the BOL will be made by commercial carriers such as FedEx and United Parcel Service; but routine testing will not be performed. Deliveries by the US Postal Service will be delayed until the Tuesday following the Monday holiday. Testing of routine specimens delivered during these holiday times will be delayed until normal business hours resume.

Emergency testing needs, such as for rabies, will be available during these holiday periods, but depending upon the specimen reaching the laboratory and the testing personnel notified by the on-call supervisor.  Arrangements must be coordinated with the on-call supervisor at 517-335-9030 prior to the specimen being transported.

Rev. 01/03/2016