ImmuKnow®, BasoFunction, CMV T-Cell, Neutrophil Oxidative Burst and TLR Function, T Cell FX™
*Alternative instructions for NK Function live cell assay. See NK Function live cell kit.
The shipper is responsible for compliance with applicable regulations and guidelines for transport of medical specimens as set forth by the United States Department of Transportation (DOT), the International Air Transport Association (IATA), and other applicable laws and courier requirements.
For your reference we have included a list of the resources regarding shipping requirements:
The shipper is responsible for compliance with all packaging requirements. To insure the most rapid turnaround times and to preserve the integrity of the specimen, clients should follow the guidelines listed below. If you have questions regarding shipping or ordering a test, please call Viracor Eurofins at 1-800-305-5198 or 1-816-347-0113.
All specimens must be labeled with the patient's name and collection date. A specimen that must be processed within a specific time frame must also include the time of collection. The specimen will not be accepted for testing if it is not labeled with the appropriate identifying information.
A Viracor Euorfins Test Requisition Form or a Specimen Manifest (Retriever or Laboratory Link clients) must accompany the specimen(s).
See below for detailed shipping instructions.
Diagnostic specimens must be packaged in the following manner:
1001 NW Technology Drive
Lee's Summit, MO 64086
Primary receptacles (blood tube or urine screw-top tube) must be leak proof with a volumetric capacity of not more than 16.9 ounces. Primary receptacles must be packed in secondary packaging in such a way that, under normal conditions of transport, they cannot break, be punctured, or leak their contents into the secondary packaging.
The complete package must be capable of withstanding a 4' drop test outlined in IATA 6.6.1.
The outer packaging must be clearly marked with the words "Diagnostic Specimen". The outer packaging must not exceed 8.8 pounds capacity.
The primary receptacle or the secondary receptacle must be capable of withstanding, without leakage, an internal pressure producing a pressure differential of not less than 0.95 bar, 14 psi.
The packagings must be of good quality, strong enough to withstand the shocks and loadings normally encountered during transport. Packagings must be constructed and closed so as to prevent any loss of contents that might be caused under normal conditions of transport, by vibration, or by changes in temperature, humidity or pressure.
The packaging must consist of 4 components:
If one surface of the rigid outer packaging is less than the minimum of 4" X 4", a flexible overwrap from a shipping carrier may be used to meet the size requirements for appropriate labeling of biologic substances.
Primary receptacles must be packed in secondary packagings in such a way that, under normal conditions of transport, they cannot break, be punctured or leak their contents into the secondary packaging. Secondary packagings must be secured in outer packagings with suitable cushioning material. Any leakage of the contents must not compromise the integrity of the cushioning material or of the outer packaging.
Packages must be prepared as follows:
For liquid substances:
For solid substances:
An itemized list of contents must be enclosed between the secondary packaging and the outer packaging. At least one surface of the outer packaging must have a minimum dimension of 100 mm x 100 mm (4 in x 4 in).
The completed package must be capable of successfully passing a drop test with the height of the drop must not be less than 1.2 m (approximately 4 ft). Following the appropriate drop sequence, there must be no leakage from the primary receptacle(s) which must remain protected by absorbent material, when required, in the secondary packaging.
For transport, the mark illustrated above (Figure 1) must be displayed on the external surface of the outer packaging on a background of a contrasting color and must be clearly visible and legible. The mark must be in the form of a square set at an angle of 45° (diamond-shaped) with each side having a length of at least 50 mm (2 in), the width of the line must be at least 2 mm, and the letters and numbers must be at least 6 mm high. The proper shipping name "Biological Substance, Category B" in letters at least 6 mm high must be marked on the outer packaging adjacent to the diamond-shaped mark.
The name and address of the shipper and of the consignee must be provided on each package.
The name and telephone number of a person responsible must be provided on the shipping air waybill or on the package.
Ship specimens FedEx Priority Overnight® to:
1001 NW Technology Drive
Lee's Summit, MO 64086
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