Transport and Mailing Systems
Transport and Mailing Systems
The transport boxes conform to the P650 IATA/ADR packaging instructions and can therefore be used to transport diagnostic specimens of substance class UN3373. In addition, these boxes are a valid system according to Deutsche Post AG regulations and can also be shipped as "exempt medical specimens" (P650 "light"). An integrated locking mechanism or the attached foam bag ensure the safe and optimally fixed transport of the secondary containers.
Post-transport packaging for diagnostic samples in accordance with packaging regulation P 650, oversize letter, structural authorisation, flat design (length 198 mm x width 107 mm x height 38 mm), 50 sterile pieces packed non-erected in the bag
Post-transport packaging for diagnostic samples in accordance with packaging regulation P 650, oversize letter, structural authorisation, high design, (length 191 mm x width 107 mm x height 50 mm), 50 sterile pieces packed non-erected in the bag
Large post-transport packaging for diagnostic samples in accordance with packaging regulation P 650, oversize letter, structural authorisation, flat design (length 220 mm x width 170 mm x height 40 mm), 50 sterile pieces packed non-erected in the bag
Transport and mailing packaging for diagnostic samples in accordance with packaging regulation P 650, structural authorisation, suitable as secondary packaging for cool transport containers, dimensions: length 192 mm x width 146 mm x height 77 mm.
Mailing packaging for cool transport, German
Styrofoam casing for cool transport
Cool containers for blood gas capillaries and Blood Gas Monovettes, packed in the styrofoam container
Mailing container for cool transport, english
Mailing container for cool transport, french
Mailing container for cool transport, flemish
The foam attached inside the transport case cannot be replaced.
In accordance with the packaging instructions P650, packaging for UN3373 must consist of at least three components:
- a primary tube
- a secondary tube
- outer packaging.
It is necessary to ensure that the two tubes are impervious to liquids (if liquid substances are being shipped) and one of the two has an internal pressure of 95 kPa (0.95 bar) with no loss of filling material.
An absorbent material which can soak up the entire filling quantity must be inserted between the two tubes.
At least one of the surfaces of the outer packaging must have minimum dimensions of 100 x 100 mm.
Wipe disinfection is recommended as a method of cleaning as this method rules out the risk of the product being subjected to mechanical or thermal stress.
In accordance with the regulations of Deutsche Post AG and the packaging directive P650 IATA/ADR, the mailing containers are a valid shipping system.
The mailing containers can be used for all Sarstedt mailing containers, and their integrated locking mechanism and the attached foam bag offer optimal fixation and padding of the secondary tube.
This is an exemption under category B (infectious substances allocated UN3373), but only applies if there is a professional assessment (e.g. from a doctor) stating that the patient samples to be shipped have no or minimal likelihood of containing a pathogen.
This assessment should be made on the basis of the known patient history, symptoms and individual background of the patient.
When being shipped, the samples must be packaged in accordance with P650. This exemption is not subject to the regulations of ADR and can therefore be transported with a courier driver with the label "EXEMPT HUMAN SPECIMEN" or "EXEMPT ANIMAL SPECIMEN".
The transport cases have a confirmation from BAM (Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung, Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing) that they can be shipped in accordance with P650 ADR. Certification of this can be requested from customer services.
We recommend that cool transport containers are disposed of after five years. If you wish to dispose of the container, please ask for the safety data sheet.
You can use this data sheet to contact your regional disposal company, which will be able to give you information on how to dispose of the container in the most environmentally friendly way possible.
Please note that disposal regulations may differ from region to region.