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Category B

(UN 3373)

Category B Infectious substances are not in a form generally capable of causing permanent disability or life-threatening or fatal disease in otherwise healthy humans or animals when exposure to it occurs (49 CFR 137.134 (a) (1) (ii), TDGD 1.4, IATA 3.6.2.2.2.2, ICAO 2;6 3.2.2.2)

Un 3373 Category B

Category A

(UN 2900, UN 2814)

Category A Infectious substances are infectious substances in a form capable of causing permanent disability, life-threatening of fatal disease in otherwise healthy humans or animals when exposure to it occurs. (49 CFR 173.134, TDGR 1.4, ICAO 2.6.3, IATA 3.6.2)

un 3373, UN 2900, UN 2814 exempt

Exempt Patient Specimens

(Human/Animal)

Patient specimens that are not likely to contain a pathogen are classified as “Exempt human specimens” or “Exempt animal specimens”, as appropriate.  In order to classify a patient specimen as Exempt, professional judgment is required. Factors such as the known medical history, symptoms and individual circumstances of the source (human or animal), and endemic local conditions MUST be considered.

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Don’t forget, anyone involved with the packaging, shipping, transport or receiving of Division 6.2 specimens is required to be trained.