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Pack and ship all specimens in accordance with the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Hazardous Materials Regulations (DOT 49 CFR Parts 171-180) and with the International Air Transport Association’s Dangerous Goods Regulations (IATA).

Helpful Links

Department of Transportation

Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration website

DOT publication on transporting infectious substances safely

International Air Transport Association

International Air Transport Association's Dangerous Goods Regulations website

United States Postal Service

Shipping through United States Postal Service (Publication 52, Hazardous, Restricted, and Perishable Mail)

FedEx

How to ship hazardous materials through FedEx?

FedEx's Dangerous Goods Job Aid, and Packaging and Shipping of Dangerous Goods by Air

UPS

Shipping infectious substances through UPS

Shipping biological substances through UPS