Laboratory items

Animal and human laboratory items are delivered quickly and reliably with the Specimen Item and Express Reply services. In the larger cities, we also deliver them on Saturdays.

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Laboratory samples delivered as early as the next day

  • Laboratory samples are always delivered on the Finnish mainland using the fastest possible delivery method.
  • Specimen Item is a suitable service for transports between a hospital and a laboratory, for example, or when several samples are sent in the same package.
  • Express Reply is a suitable service for sending individual samples taken by a private person or a veterinarian, for example.
  • It is easy to track your shipments using the OmaPosti app.

How to send laboratory items

A laboratory sample is mailed 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. Please read the instructions for sending laboratory samples carefully. Read more about sending laboratory samples.


The price of the Specimen Item service is based on weight. The price of the Express Reply service is based on weight and thickness.

The prices of both services include the handling of the item as fragile.

More detailed price information can be found in the service-specific descriptions below.

Good to know about the Specimen Item service

Good to know about the Express Reply service

You will gain access to the credentials and service channels needed for the service as a Posti contract customer. Leave your contact details with the form below and we will contact you.

Learn more about the packaging markings for laboratory samples mailed as letters or parcels that are required by the Act on the Transport of Dangerous Goods (719/1994).

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