Life Sciences Collaborative Access Team

9700 S. Cass Ave, Bldg 436A
Argonne, IL 60439
Main Office:    630-252-0222
21-ID-D:    630-343-6851 21-ID-E:    630-343-6852
21-ID-F:    630-343-6853 21-ID-G:    630-343-6854

Shipping Samples To LS-CAT

Be sure to look at the crystal mounting page for some tips on packing your shipping dewar.

Sample shipments to/from Argonne have separate requirements according to their status as hazardous or non-hazardous.

Non-Hazardous Materials

Non-hazardous samples (including dry shippers containing no liquid nitrogen), materials, and tools may be shipped to Argonne, or transported by the user. Please contact your local transportation experts for assistance with proper shipping methods.

Shipping dewar addresses:
Monday - Friday (except Holidays)

Name of LS-CAT Staff Contact
LS-CAT Sector 21, Building 436A
9700 South Cass Avenue
Lemont, IL 60439

Weekends and Holidays
Let your LS-CAT staff contact know your dewar will arrive on the weekend or holiday so that a gate pass can be arranged for the delivery person. The shipment must be sent to the Argonne Guest House, addressed to a person in your group who has a reservation there and strictly following the Non-hazardous Saturday FedEx Delivery Procedure:

Name of PI or User (who has a room reservation at AGH)
c/o Argonne Guest House, Building 460
9700 South Cass Avenue
Lemont, Illinois 60439

If you are not staying at the Argonne Guest House and your host agrees to pick-up your dewar at the local Fedex Office Print & Ship Center, then address as follows:

Name of LS-CAT Staff Contact and Phone Number
830 75th St
Willowbrook, IL 60527 US

Hazardous Materials

Users are NOT allowed to bring/ship hazardous or infectious substances -substances identified as hazardous by DOT or IATA such as liquid nitrogen, propane, freon or ethane and biological samples that are identified as hazardous by DOT or CDC- directly to LS-CAT. These substances have to be shipped to the address given below.

Under no circumstances may users transport a nonexempt hazardous or bio-hazardous material to the APS in their own vehicle. To have a hazardous material shipped to LS-CAT, please inform the LS-CAT staff contact of shipment and address the package to:

LS-CAT Staff Contact Name
LS-CAT, Building 436A
c/o HazMat Receiving, Building 46
9700 South Cass Avenue
Argonne, IL 60439

All substances MUST be packaged and labeled according to the DOT regulations or Argonne National Lab Receiving will refuse to accept the shipment. Please contact your local Safety Office for assistance with proper shipping methods.