Biospecimen Processing Lab


Lab Location: 
1001 Potrero Ave. Unit 5B  
San Francisco, CA 94110   

Lab Phone:  
(628) 206-3327

Scheduling (Lab-Only): 
[email protected]

[email protected]

BSPL Guidelines for Liquid Sample Processing:

Hours of operation (all campuses):

  • Monday through Friday, 8am – 4:30pm (excluding UCSF campus holidays). Last samples must be received by 4pm. 
  • Samples with same-day shipments must be received by 1:30pm to meet outbound shipping cutoffs. 
  • Samples with complex processing, such as PBMCs, whole blood stimulations, must be received by 1:30pm. 

If same-day shipment samples are received past the cut-off time, samples will be shipped the next business day. Ambient samples are generally more time sensitive and require same-day shipment. 

If your protocol has samples that will be collected past the same-day processing cut off time, please consult with your PI and/or sponsor for next steps. We can store samples overnight at ambient and refrigerated (4C) temperatures for processing the next day, but only with PI and/or sponsor approval.