Packaging an infectious substance (not more than 50 ml or 50 grams per package) for shipping at ambient temperature.

  • Use an ambient UN 6.2 certified shipper. The shipper, which includes the inner container and the outer shipper, is certified as a unit and must be used together. Do not “mix and match” UN-certified containers. The picture also shows bubble wrap, an absorbent disk, and the specimen to be shipped.

  • When a specimen container is sealed with a screw cap, wrap the cap with tape to help ensure a leak-proof container.

  • Wrap the specimen container in bubble wrap.

  • Add an absorbent disk to the UN 6.2 certified inner leak-proof container.

  • Place the wrapped specimen into the inner container. Screw the cap on tight. Do not put dry ice in the inner container.

  • Place the inner container in the outer box of the shipper.

  • Place an itemized list of the contents between the container and the outer box.

  • Close the box according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Be sure to read the instructions provided by the manufacturer of your shipping system for any other specific packaging requirements.

Ambient Shipper

Screw Cap

Absorbent Disk



Shipping List


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