Shipping Samples

Kathinka Labs guarantees most lab results within 48 hours (two business days) of receiving your samples. Let’s make sure you get those samples to us safely and quickly:

Step 1: Purchase your lab analysis packages on our website.

Step 2: Print a copy of your e-receipt after your order is placed and include it with your samples.

Step 3: Properly label and package your samples:

  • Please send a minimum two duplicate 12 oz. samples for beer analysis and two duplicate 8 oz. samples for kombucha analysis.
  • Label samples with codes provided in your confirmation email.
  • Label box with “Samples for laboratory analysis only,” “Fragile,” and “This side up”.
  • Shipping kombucha? We recommend using an insulated box with 3-4 gel ice packs to keep samples cold during shipping.

Labeling samples infographic

Step 4: Mail or drop-off your samples:

  1. Send your samples to the address below using UPS, FedEx or DHL (USPS will NOT ship alcohol). Are you located in Denver or Boulder? Denver/Boulder Couriers has affordable and reliable service to our Fort Collins drop-off location.
  2. You may also drop samples at the location below between 9:00am and 4:00pm, Monday-Friday. Samples received by 4:00pm will be included in the next business day’s run of lab work.

Shipping/Drop-Off Address: 1402 Laporte Ave., Fort Collins, CO 80521

* If you are shipping samples using FedEx, UPS, or DHL please send us an email with your tracking # to so we can have a better idea of when your samples will arrive. Thank you!

Questions? Please email Lauren Sandell, Lab Manager, at or call (970) 449-5180.