Pursuant with UConn research ramping up on May 20th,  there will be some changes in how CESE will operate and accept samples, at least in the short term, and these are detailed below.

  • We will require prior notification so we can schedule a time when you can drop off samples. Since we will have minimal staffing over the summer, we will need to make sure that we are available for log-in, as well as minimize the number of people in the building at any one time.  As a result, we will need to coordinate these activities with you prior to your arrival.  You can let us know either through calling the main number (860-486-4015) or email ( since these will go to multiple staff so we can chat directly and respond promptly.
  • We will require an electronic chain of custody submission. We are utilizing a fillable pdf form, which is available on the right side of this page.  Please download the file by right-clicking ("Save Link As...") and saving it to your computer.  Do not try to open and fill it in a browser window, as this can produce undesired results.  You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader DC to fill out this form, which can be found by following this link.
  • The main entrance will be locked and we will be waiting for you at your drop-off appointment time. If for some reason we are not there, several numbers will be posted at the main entrance for you to contact to gain admission.  Lab carts will be available at the main entrance.  Sample log-in will take place in the area right inside the main entrance.  If you are running late, please let us know by calling 860-486-4015 or through email at
  • Masks are required to be worn by all staff and clients when in the building.  Please make sure to bring one with you.