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Collapse Can I ship multiple samples assigned to different categories in the same package?Can I ship multiple samples assigned to different categories in the same package?

Category A samples can be shipped in the same package as Category B or Exempt samples as long as the packaging meets the most stringent shipping requirements that apply to the samples in the shipment.

Other dangerous goods must not be packed in the same packaging as Division 6.2 Infectious Substances unless they are necessary for maintaining the viability, stabilizing or preventing the degradation of infectious substances.

However, a quantity of 30 ml or less of the dangerous goods included in Classes 3, 8 or 9 (for example, ethanol or formalin) is permitted in each primary container that includes infectious substances. When these small quantities of dangerous goods are packed with infectious substances, no other requirements for substances of these classes need to be met.

Expand What do I use as the technical name for an unknown or emerging Category A pathogen?What do I use as the technical name for an unknown or emerging Category A pathogen?
Expand What are some of the limitations for shipping infectious substances?What are some of the limitations for shipping infectious substances?
Expand Can infectious substances be sent through the mail?Can infectious substances be sent through the mail?
Expand Can packaging supplies be reused?Can packaging supplies be reused?