Sample Submission and Sample Shipping

Follow these three simple steps for sample submission and sample shipping to our Charles River Accugenix® laboratories for accurate, rapid microbial identification and strain typing results.

  • Step 1. Sample Preparation

    Depending on the testing service required, we have multiple options for preparing your samples for submission and shipping. Simply determine the service and preferred method of sample preparation, and our guides will assist you with the process.

    From the table below, determine the testing you would like and the sample preparation method available. Click on the guides to assist you with the process.

    Services & Technology AccuGENX-ID® AccuPRO-ID® AccuGENX-ST® Ribo-typing
    Live Culture YES YES YES YES
    Alkaline Lysis DNA Extraction YES NO YES NO
    Dried Ethanol Prep YES YES YES YES
    Liquid Ethanol Prep YES YES YES YES
    DNA Extraction (Commercial System) YES NO YES NO


  • Step 2. Completing the Identification Request

    Sample submission for any of our services can be done directly through our Customer Web Portal. If you would like us to set up a web portal account for you or if you need assistance filling out the forms, please contact Technical Support at 1.800.886.9654 or 1.302.292.8888. Alternatively, you can contact us via email at [email protected]. We are here to help you.

    An Identification Request Form (IRF) must be completed in order to process your sample submission and to complete your sample shipping procedure to Charles River Accugenix® laboratories. The IRF should be completed using our Accugenix® Customer Web Portal.

    The web portal makes sample submissions easy and reduces redundant entries of information over time. Your stored demographic information is automatically populated to save time and increase efficiency. Our portal is compliant with FDA 21 CFR Part 11 and offers the highest level of data encryption plus secured login and password credentials to safeguard your confidential information, reports and data.

    Be sure to print out the Identification Request Form (IRF) and include a copy with the samples being shipped.

    To learn more about the Accugenix® Customer Web Portal, go to

  • Step 3. Sample Shipping

    We will assist you with packing your samples and shipping them from anywhere in the world. There are detailed guides that also describe handling individual types of sample preparations.

    Follow these simple tips for sample shipping to ensure your samples arrive intact and ready to be processed upon arrival at the Charles River Accugenix® laboratory:

    • Ensure that the codes on your samples match the sample identification codes on the Identification Request Form (IRF)
    • Enclose a completed and signed IRF with each shipment
    • Use triple containment with absorbent material when shipping live organisms
    • Pack samples with cushioning material to prevent damage in shipping
    • Ship for overnight delivery or early morning delivery for same-day TAT results
    • We recommend ambient temperature for sample shipment.

    Download one of the guides below for detailed instructions for sample shipment.

  • Addresses for Sample Shipment

    North and South America*:
    Charles River, USA
    614 Interchange Boulevard
    Newark, DE 19711 USA

    Charles River Laboratories Australia Pty Ltd.
    Unit 2
    17-19 HiTech Court
    Kilsyth Vic 3137

    Charles River Brasil
    Av. Manuel Bandeira, 291 - Bloco C, Cjs. 12/13
    Vila Leopoldina, São Paulo – SP

    Charles River 
    Room 101, Building G 
    1777 Hua Long Road, Qing Pu District 
    Shanghai, China
    Phone: +86 21 39739878 

    Charles River
    9 Allée Moulin Berger
    69130 Ecully

    Charles River Microbial Solutions Germany GmbH 
    Labor Accugenix
    Detlev-Karsten-Rohwedder Strasse 7 
    41564 Kaarst

    Charles River India Pvt. Ltd.
    502, Lakhani's Centrium, Plot No. 27,
    Sector 15, CBD Belapur,
    Navi Mumbai – 400 614

    Charles River
    Unit 649
    Greenogue Business Park
    Rathcoole, Dublin
    D24 NF21, Ireland

    Charles River
    M3003 Songdo Technopark IT Center 172-1
    Songdo-dong Yeonsu-gu Incheon 406-840

    Charles River Endotoxin and Microbial Detection Singapore Pte Ltd.
    33 Ubi Avenue 3
    #06-13/14 Vertex
    Singapore 408868

    * View information on ISO 17025 accreditation.

  • Turnaround Time (TAT)

    Our turnaround times are based on business days. We offer same-day through 5-day TATs. Click on the links below for detailed explanations of turnaround times for results.

    Charles River, Newark, DE (US) – Accugenix®

    Charles River, Europe– Accugenix®

    Charles River, Australia – Accugenix®

    Charles River, India – Accugenix®

    For same-day TAT results (BacSeq-0, FunITS-0 or AccuPRO-ID-0), we require notification prior to the arrival of your samples. Please contact the appropriate location:

    Charles River, Newark, DE – Accugenix®

    • Contact Technical Support at +1.302.292.8888 with the shipper and tracking number
    • Samples must be shipped for arrival at Charles River by 8:30 AM ET.
    • We cannot guarantee results by 5:00 PM ET for samples received later than 8:30 AM ET.
    • Results for same-day TAT samples received after 8:30 AM ET will be sent as soon as available; however, no later than 12:00 PM ET the next business day (same-day TAT charge will still apply).

    Charles River, France – Accugenix®

    • Contact +33 (0) 474 01 6932 with the shipper and tracking number
    • Samples must be shipped for arrival at our Charles River, France facility by 8:30 AM Central European Time (CET).
    • We cannot guarantee results by 24:00 CET for samples received later than 8:30 AM CET.
    • Results for same-day TAT samples received after 8:30 Central European Time (CET) will be sent as soon as available the next business day (same-day TAT charge will still apply).