Shipping Biological Products
Biological products are divided into two subcategories:
- Those which contain pathogens in Risk Group 1; those which contain pathogens under such conditions that their ability to produce disease is very low to none; and those known not to contain pathogens.
- Those products, derived from living organisms, which are manufactured and packaged in accordance with the requirements of national health authorities and transported for the purpose of final packaging or distribution and used for personal health care by medical professionals or individuals.
These materials are NOT restricted and are not considered Dangerous Goods. Contact the Freight Forwarding Section to receive information on how to package these materials. Your laboratory sample may never arrive at its destination if it is improperly packaged, labeled or declared. Freight Forwarding Section can be reached at (301) 496-5921.
Labeling and Shipping Manifest Instructions
The total package should be brought to the Freight Forwarding Section in Building 13, Room 1759. At the Freight Forwarding Section, they will inspect the package to make sure that it is packed correctly. The Freight Forwarding Section will provide any stickers and labels that are needed. The Freight Forwarding Section will fill out the shipping manifest.