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Expand 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?
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?
Collapse What are some of the limitations for shipping infectious substances?What are some of the limitations for shipping infectious substances?

Every infectious substance can be shipped; however, not all carriers accept infectious substances for transport.

All human and animal specimens should be considered potentially infectious and shipped as either a Category A or Category B infectious substance unless determined to have a minimal likelihood of pathogens by a competent and knowledgeable medical professional.

Intentionally infected live animals cannot be shipped.

Infectious substances must not be hand carried or carried in checked-in baggage during air travel.

Infectious substances must not be placed in diplomatic pouches.

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?