What is the label marking for UN 3373?
Biological Substance, Category B
(UN 3373) Marking Requirements Clearly mark “Biological Substance, Category B” in 6-mm-high text on the outer package adjacent to a properly sized UN 3373 diamond-shaped marking. If you prefer, package markings may be in the form of a label.
Is UN 3373 Dangerous Goods?
Dangerous Goods assigned to Biological Substances, Category B (UN3373) are pathogens that present a relatively low risk in the event of a release.
What is a FedEx exempt human specimen?
The FedEx® Clinical Pak may be used to ship any dry clinical sample. Dry clinical samples marking requirements. Include a marking on the package that properly identifies the shipment as “Exempt Human Specimen” or “Exempt Animal Specimen” as appropriate to comply with current IATA and ICAO regulations.
How many layers of packaging will you require to ship UN3373 biological samples?
You must include four layers of packaging: 1. Primary watertight inner receptacle. Use primary receptacles made of glass, metal, or plastic with a positive means of ensuring a leakproof seal; skirted stopper or metal crimp seal must be provided; screw caps must be reinforced with adhesive tape.
Does category B require a Class 6 label?
If the culture being sent is not listed by IATA as a Category A infectious substance, then it can legally be sent as a “Biological Substance, Category B,” eliminating the need to prepare a Shipper’s Declaration for Dangerous Goods or to use a UN-certified container with the Class 6 hazard label.
Can you mail bodily fluids?
Yes, with the right packaging. If the blood you’d like to mail is pathogen-free, the United States Postal Service is happy to transport it by ground or air. (Same goes for saliva, urine, and stool samples.)
Can Category B infectious substances can be shipped in the mail?
A forensic material known or suspected to contain a Category B infectious substance must be shipped as a Category B infectious substance. A forensic material known or suspected to contain a Category A infectious substance is not mailable.