These pages offer useful information about the proper collection and safe shipping of biologicals, infectious substances or diagnostic specimens.
The contents are to be used as a guide to assist properly trained shippers. The information provided does not meet the training requirements as required in the Department of Transportation 49 C.F.R. (§172.700 – 172.704).
The shipper assumes total responsibility for complying with all applicable laws and regulations regarding the shipment of dangerous goods.
TVMDL provides clients with supply shipping containers that comply with all requirements for shipping Category B biological substances for a nominal fee. If used as designed, this packaging will comply with all requirements. To order supplies, fill out the Supply Order Form and email the form to one of the full service laboratories:
College Station: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you cannot find the answer to your shipping questions within these web pages, please contact us or the transport carrier/company of your choice.
- TVMDL FedEx Shipping Rates
- Specimen Collection Information
- Packaging Samples for Shipping to TVMDL
- Ordering Shipping Supplies
- Shipping Regulation References
- Links to Carriers
- Examples of Improper Packaging
For more information, download these handouts: