[Histonet] shipping regs

Zajic Kari Kari.Zajic <@t> HCAhealthcare.com
Tue Sep 26 13:41:38 CDT 2006

I have only dealt with shipping specimens on dry ice but I know UPS and FedEx both have very different company policies regarding these (in the state of Florida, anyway) shipments. Both of those shipping companies have "dangerous goods" departments that can specifically tell you what you need to do. I think formalin, dry ice and human tissue/products in general are considered "dangerous goods" and require shipper's declaration and the nine yards (i.e.. specific labeling, packaging,etc.). Hope this helps...

FedEx Dangerous Goods Dept: 901-344-3000 (M-F 7a-8p)
UPS website: www.UPS.com

Kari :)

Kari Marie Zajic HTL,MLT
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[mailto:histonet-bounces <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu]On Behalf Of Rene J
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Subject: Re: [Histonet] shipping regs

If you ask either FedEx of UPS they will inform you because they are required by law to follow all existing regulations.
  René J.

godsgalnow <@t> aol.com wrote:
  Does anyone know what the shipping regs are for flying specimens in formalin, ie, what kind of packing is required, etc.?
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