Shipment & Contact

For shipment of samples please use the following address label:

We advise not to use FEDEX / TNT for shipment. We experience a lot of delays with deliveries, because parcels are not cleared through customs in time leading to loss of samples.


  • Ship the samples on dry ice;
  • Label the box with the assigned project number;
  • Label the sample(s) unambiguously (preferably use stickers);
  • Email or include an appropriate sample list;
  • Check our opening hours for sample receipt

Sample receipt can only take place from Monday until Friday Noon (12:00 GMT+1.00)

Our laboratory is closed on the following holidays:


    • New year's day - January 1
    • Good Friday - April 15
    • Easter - April 17 and 18
    • Kings day - April 27
    • Liberation day - May 5
    • Ascension day - May 26
    • Pentecost - June 6 and 7
    • Christmas December 25 and 26

          Shipping costs are the responsibility of the researcher. Our laboratory does not accept responsibility for shipping costs associated with samples sent to us. Note that this may include additional charges for custom clearings.


          For regular mail only (NOT for sample shipment)

          Amsterdam UMC, Location AMC
          Laboratory Genetic Metabolic Diseases (F0-132)
          P.O. Box 22700
          1100 DE AMSTERDAM
          The Netherlands

          Phone: +31 20 5661918
          Fax: +31 20 6962596

          E-mail: Core Facility Metabolomics