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Frequently Asked Questions
FAQs Dangerous Goods Training
Why not simply classify all medical specimens as Category A? That way I would be sure that I never "under-classify" any shipments.
The packaging and documentation requirements for Category A Infectious Substance Affecting Humans are much more detailed and stringent than the requirements for Category B, Biological Substances.
The certified containers used to transport Category A specimens are more expensive as well. Category B Biological Substances can be safely transported when packaged in compliance with IATA Packing Instruction 650.
- If I work in a hospital laboratory send-out area and I get a courier pick up, do I need Dangerous Goods Training?
- Is the Dangerous Goods Training course/test different from the online packing and shipping information that you offer?
- If I am not shipping a Category A Infectious Substance, do I need still need to take the Dangerous Goods Training?
- Do I need to keep a certificate of training with me whenever I transport Category A specimens?
- Does Mayo Medical Laboratories need to have a copy of the hospital client's or courier's certificate of training?