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Courier Packing and Shipping Guide

Completing the Shipping Documents

Fill out an airbill for every shipment.

Fed Ex Label

Leaving the Laboratory

Once all the specimens are securely packed and logged:

  1. The courier should have the client initial the specimen control document. Note the time of pickup.
    The Specimen Control Document is the courier's record of what was picked up. Having the client initial this record is very important.
  2. The client may have a log to fill out as well. If so, do this in addition to filling out the Specimen Control Document.
  3. Discard gloves in a "biohazard" trash container. (Ask the client where this is.)
  4. Wash hands.

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