RE: [Histonet] shipping regs

From:"Zajic Kari"

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:

Kari :)

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-----Original Message-----
[]On Behalf Of Rene J
Sent: Tuesday, September 26, 2006 2:27 PM
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. 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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