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April 27, 2020 // Season 01 Episode 01 // #hazmat, #infectious-substances, #COVID-19
Shipping COVID-19 Patient Specimens Safely and Compliantly

Labelmaster Senior Manager Jay Johnson describes the steps shippers must take to ship COVID-19 patient specimens safely and compliantly.

To avoid false negative results—which can lead to people unknowingly spreading the virus—it’s critical to transport these specimens in temperature-controlled packaging with temperature indicators.

In addition, COVID-19 specimens are classified as Dangerous Goods—Category B biological substances (UN 3373) in the United States—so shipments require specific labeling, documentation and packaging. You can find everything you need to safely and compliantly ship COVID-19 patient specimens.

For more information on handling and processing COVID-19 specimens, you can find complete CDC guidelines.

You can get many of your DG shipping questions answered free at the Labelmaster Regulatory Hotline—1.800.621.5808, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Central time, Monday through Friday.