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Diagnostic specimens, assigned to UN 3373, are human or animal materials that are being transported only for the purpose of diagnosis or investigation. Such materials include excreta, blood and itscomponents, as well as other tissues and fluids. Diagnostic specimens do not include live infected animals.
Packaging requirements are at packing instruction P 650.
If the source (the patient) is known to have a serious disease that can be readily transmitted and for which effective treatment and preventative measures are not usually available, then the substance must beassigned UN 2814 or UN 2900, as appropriate.
Category biological substances > Catergory A
Infectious substances are substances which are known to contain, or are reasonably expected to contain, pathogens. Pathogens are defined as micro- organisms (including bacteria, viruses, rickettsiae, parasites, fungi) and other agents such as prions, which can cause disease in humans or animals. Cultures are the result of a process by which pathogens are intentionally propagated. This definition does not include human or animal patient specimens. Patient specimens are those collected directly from humans or animals, including, but not limited to, excreta, secreta, blood and its components, tissue and tissue fluid swabs, and body parts being transported for purposes such as research, diagnosis, investigational activities, disease treatment and prevention. Medical or clinical wastes are wastes derived from the medical treatment of animals or humans or from bio-research.
An infectious substance transported in a form that, when exposure to it occurs, is capable of causing permanent disability, life threatening or fatal disease in otherwise healthy humans. These specimens are assigned to UN2814
The proper shipping name for Category A is: “Infectious Substance affecting humans”