Labnote 50-Postmortem Submissions via Courier

AHL realizes that because of distance not everyone can drive to the labs in Guelph or Kemptville to drop of bodies for post mortem.

AHL is able to accept bodies for post mortem via courier – precautions need to be taken when using a courier.

Please see our submission instructions  AHL Labnote 27.

Postmortem submissions also need to abide by the following

  • Use AHL’s Purolator return waybill – “Animal Specimen Exempt” is what should be on the label
  • Pack in an impervious container (eg Rubbermaid container and triple bag with cold packs).  Leaks must be avoided.
  • Call (519-824-4120 ext 54530 or email ( AHL with submission tracking number to give heads up that samples are arriving
  • Ship Monday to Wednesday for next day delivery to avoid weekend delays.

Courier costs for these shipments because of the weight are considerably higher than normal sample packages delivered to AHL.

Food Animal courier costs will be waived.

However we do need to charge back some of the courier cost for Companion animal shipments over 5kg

  • 5 kg to 20 kg - $25
  • 20 kg to 40 kg- $50
  • More than 40 kg-$75

These will be added to the invoice for the case.


Thanks for your continued support,

Jim Fairles

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