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Laboratory samples delivered quickly with Specimen Item or Express Reply

The Specimen Item and Express Reply services deliver letter-sized animal or human laboratory samples quickly and reliably – often by the very next day. In the larger cities, we also deliver them on Saturdays (excluding public holidays).

Who is the service designed for?

Specimen Item is suitable for transporting samples between laboratories or sending multiple samples in one package, for example. Express reply is suitable for sending a sample taken by a private customer or veterinarian for examination, for example.

Benefits

Laboratory samples are always transported everywhere on the Finnish mainland using the fastest possible delivery method.
The delivery time inquiry shows the delivery speed of your item and you can track its movements using the web service or OmaPosti application.

A laboratory sample is delivered for transport by taking it to a Posti outlet or dropping it off at the contract customer’s pickup and delivery service for transport. The sample must be in a package with yellow and black stripes in accordance with the Act on the Transport of Dangerous Goods. Read the instructions.

  • Laboratory samples are always transported using the fastest possible delivery method.

  • The Specimen Item service is the mostinexpensive option and the transportation charge can be paid by either the sender or the addressee. The service is available everywhere on the Finnish mainland.

  • Express Reply is always free of charge for the sender. Express Reply items can be sent to the locations belonging to the service area, and they are delivered to the laboratories with the mentioned postal codes.

  • The deployment of the services is always agreed upon separately.

Basic information on Specimen Item

Measures and weight Minimum size: 90 x 140 x 0,2 mm Maximum size: length + width + height maximum 900 mm, maximum length 600 mm Maximum weight: 2,000 g

Delivery time Sample Items mailed on weekdays (Mon–Fri) in accordance with Posti’s instructions and/or the agreement between the Customer and Posti are delivered primarily on the next weekday following their mailing date and no later than on the second weekday following their mailing date. The recipient must have already agreed on the delivery to the given destination with a recurring or one-time Posti transport service. Check the availability and delivery speed from the Delivery Time Inquiry service (see Express letter).

Address marking The address label of a Specimen Item, which can be printed from Posti SmartShip, is used on sample items together with the Specimen Item's postal code in which the last four digits is always 1006. For example, 01006 Helsinki and 71006 Kuopio.

Prices and additional services The service includes the handling of fragile items. VAT valid at the time will be added to prices during invoicing.

Max. weight

  • 50 g,     EUR 3.35     

  • 100 g,   EUR 3.50    

  • 250 g,   EUR 4.50   

  • 500 g,   EUR 5.00    

  • 1000 g, EUR 6.00

  • 2000 g, EUR 9.60

Additional services

  • Saturday delivery EUR 5.50/item

  • Paid by other than sender, free of charge

Basic information on Express Reply

Measures and weight

  • Minimum size: 90 x 140 x 0,2 mm

  • Maximum size: length + width + height maximum 900 mm, maximum length 600 mm

  • Maximum weight: 2,000 g

Delivery time Express Reply items mailed on weekdays (Mon–Fri) in accordance with Posti’s instructions and/or the agreement between the Customer and Posti are delivered primarily on the next weekday following their mailing date in the areas specified in the Delivery Time Inquiry service.

Service areas

Postal code of Reply Mail adressService areas
01006 VASTAUSLÄHETYSPostcode Areas 00-02
21006 VASTAUSLÄHETYSPostcode Areas 20-20
31006 VASTAUSLÄHETYSPostcode Areas 33-33
41006 VASTAUSLÄHETYSPostcode Areas 40-40
71006 VASTAUSLÄHETYSPostcode Areas 70-70
91006 VASTAUSLÄHETYSPostcode Areas 90-90

Adress markings and payment indications

Prices and additional services

The service includes the handling of fragile items. VAT valid at the time will be added to prices during invoicing. The transportation fee is always paid by the recipient.

  • Express Reply, thickness max 3 cm   1.32 €/item + 7.32 €/kg

  • Express Reply, thickness over 3 cm   5.32 €/item + 7.32 €/kg

Additional service

  • Saturday delivery EUR 5.50/item