Mailing Samples on Dry Ice
NOTE: Pickup and delivery in the Madison area is free. Call (258-1565) to arrange a time.
Kendrick Labs, Sample Receiving
1202 Ann St.
Madison, WI 53713
Aliquot samples into 1 ml Eppendorf tubes or other small tubes. Label each tube with an identifying number and your initials. Freeze the tubes.
Embed the inner carton in dry ice (about 6 lb will last more than 2 days) in the styrofoam mailer.
Put the completed sample ID form (PDF) in the box. If appropriate, make sure you have indicated how samples are to be diluted. Since additional information about the samples often helps in optimization of loads to give better gels, we encourage as much detail as possible. All information concerning samples is held strictly confidential.
Close the styrofoam mailer, stick on the address label and seal with mailing tape. Mail using the overnight service of Federal Express. Check "dry ice" and apply the "dry ice" sticker with number of pounds to outside of package.
Mailing Samples from the UK and Europe
Give the following information on the Commercial Invoice Form:
We certify that all chemical substances in this shipment are not subject to TSCA. Samples MUST be kept in DRY ICE (UN1845 +9III 904).
Description of Goods:
__ tubes of protein extract from ____________________. Weight approximately _________. All samples are for medical purposes and are non-infectious and non-hazardous. The samples are harmless biological specimens for specialized testing using protein 2D electrophoresis. There is no possibility that the specimens contain the AIDS virus or any human virus. These specimens are not usable for manufacture of any drug.
Value: $1, no commercial value
Reason for Export: Collaborative research purposes
Manufacturer: __________________________________ (Your institution and address)
Country of Origin ___________________________
VAT No. Exempt (give a number if applicable)