Sample Transport Are You At Risk
How to package & transport biological samples safely and in accordance with the UN3373 Regulations.
- Supporting Catagory B Sample transport compliance
- Transportation Packaging for Road and Air
- A range of options for Secondary & Outer packaging
- Convenient, Time-Saving & Cost-Effective Solutions to ensure your compliance to the legal requirements.
Whether for medical diagnostic purposes, clinical trials or research, getting patient and other biologically hazardous samples safely from their source to the laboratory can be problematic. Biological specimens fall under the Dangerous Goods Regulations since they may contain pathogens. Their transport is strictly controlled and it is a legal and mandatory requirement to comply with the regulations. This ensures that all such parcels, and their contents, reach their destination in good condition, whilst not endangering the environment or anyone who comes into contact with them during their journey.
Samples such as blood, tissue, excreta, secreta etc. from humans or animals (which are not assigned to Category A, Infectious Substances), are considered to be Category B Biological Substances. These are assigned to UN3373 and must be packaged according to the Dangerous Goods IATA (air) or ADR (road) Packing Instruction 650 for transport. Brennan & Company & Alpha Laboratories provides a wide range of sample packaging materials that help make your regulatory compliance convenient, consistent and cost-effective.
Key Requirements for Road Transport (ADR)
Packaging must be strong and of good quality to withstand vibration or changes in temperature, humidity or pressure encountered during transport.
It must prevent any loss of contents.