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Specimen Collection and Shipping Containers

CLINICAL SPECIMEN COLLECTION AND SHIPPING CONTAINERS 

To Order 

Fax: (517) 335-9039
Phone: (517) 335-9040
Problems - Phone : (517) 335-8074
 

All orders filled include a   DCH-0568  Requisition for Clinical Specimen Containers. 

Components for kits as of November 1, 2013. 


Unit # 1 Enteric Bacteria: Culture

1 - Mailer, Dual - 2 x 3 3/4"
1 - Medium, Cary Blair Fecal Transport
1 - Bag, Plastic, 3 x 5", Ziploc
1 - Requisition, DCH-0583 
1 - Directions, DCH-0596 
1 - Label, Shipping, Biological Substance, Lansing Address, DCH-0800 


Unit # 2 Chlamydia/Gonorrhea - Swab other than Vaginal for Amplified Test 

1 - Mailer, Styrofoam, 7 7/8 x 2 1/8 x 1 1/2
1 - Sleeve, Mailing
5 - Swab, APTIMA Unisex Collection Kit
1 - Bag, Plastic - 4 x 8", Ziploc
1 - Strip, Absorbent
1 - Directions, DCH-0974 
1 - Label, Return Mailing, Biological Substance - Lansing (DCH-0800)

Test Requisitions Only on Request 


Unit # 2-U Chlamydia/Gonorrhea Urine Specimens for Amplified Test 

1 - Sleeve, Mailing
1 - Mailer, Styprofoam, 7 7/8 x 2 1/8 x 1 1/2 "
5 - Tube, APTIMA Urine Collection Kit
1 - Bag, Plastic, 4 x 8"
1 - Directions (DCH-0975) - One per order
1 - Strip, Adsorbent
1 - Label, Return Mailing, Biological Substance - Lansing (DCH-0800)


Unit # 2-V Chlamydia/Gonorrhea - Vaginal Swab for Amplified Test


1 - Sleeve, Mailing
1 - Mailer, Styprofoam, 7 7/8 x 2 1/8 x 1 1/2 "
5 - Swab, APTIMA Vaginal SwabCollection Kit
1 - Bag, Plastic, 4 x 8"
1 - Directions DCH-0972
1 - Strip, Adsorbent
1 - Label, Return Mailing, Biological Substance - Lansing (DCH-0800)



Unit # 3 Viral Load Testing - HIV 1 

 Replaced with Unit #13.


Unit # 4 OraSure: Mailing Components Only - Oral Fluid for HIV-1 

1 - Mailer, Dual
1 - Strip, Absorbent
1 - Label, Biological Substance, Lansing Address
1 - Directions - One per order, DCH-1178
2 - Requisition, DCH-0583 


Unit # 5 Enteric Viruses: Culture - By special request ONLY! 

1 - Mailer, Styrofoam - Virology
4 - Mailer, Dual, 2 x 5"
4 - Tube w/cap, Centrifuge, Sterile - 50 mL
4 - Spatula, Sterile
4 - Bag, Plastic - 4 x 8", Ziploc
1 - Ice, Blue - 8 ounce
1 - Box, Corrugated, 9 x 8 x 5"

And depending on testing laboratory (Lansing/Regional Lab) 

4 - Requisition, Lansing, DCH-0583 
4 - Requisition, Regional Laboratories, DCH-0567 
And depending on testing laboratory: Lansing/Kalamazoo/Kent/Saginaw 

 
1 - Label, Return Mailing, Biological Substance - Lansing - ( DCH-0800 ) 
1 - Label, Return Mailing - Biological Substance - (DCH-0983) 
1 - Label, Return Mailing - Biological Substance - (DCH-0673) 
1 - Label, Return Mailing - Biological Substance - (DCH-0982) 
1 - Directions, DCH-0723, Revised 7/06 - One per order 


Unit # 6 Parasitology: Fecal transport media for detection of ova and cysts

1 - Mailer, Dual - 2 x 7 ½"
1 - Medium, Transport - Formalin & ZPVA
2 - Bag, Plastic, 3 x 5", Ziploc
1 - Requisition, DCH-0583 
1 - Label, Shipping - Biological Substance, Lansing Address, DCH-0800 
1 - Directions, DCH-0596- One per order


Unit # 7 Blood Lead:

Capillary and Venous Blood Samples
1- Mailer, Dual 1 ¼ x 5 5/8"
Tube, Capillary Blood Sampling- Bags of 50
or
Tube, Venous Blood Sampling, 2.0ml
1 - Label, Return Mailing, DCH-0711V - Exempt Human Specimen
1- Requisition, DCH-0696 
1- Directions, DCH-0575- One per order
1- Collection Procedures- Capillary Blood- New Submitter's Only- One per order

Specimen on Filter Paper
1- Envelope, Mailing, #10
1- Label, Return Mailing, DCH-0711
1- Card, Sample Collection
1- Lancet
1 - Gauze, package of two
1 - Wipe, Alcohol
1- Requisition, DCH-0696 
1- Directions, Filter Paper DCH-1296- One per order


Unit # 8 Bacterial, Fungal & Viral Serology 

1 - Dual Mailing Container - 1 can holds 2 tubes
2 - Tube w/cap, 12 x 55 mm, styrene, 3.0 mL
1 - Label, Shipping-Biological Substance, Lansing Address, DCH-0800 
2 - Requisition, DCH-0583 
1 - Directions, DCH-0811 - One per order


Unit # 8A Hepatitis C Antibody

1 - 9 x 8 x 5 box
1 - Styrobox
1 - Dual Mailing Container - 1 can holds 2 tubes
2 - Tube w/cap, 12 x 55 mm, polypropylene, 12 x 55 mm, 3.0 mL (cannot be styrene)
2 - Blue Ice
1 - Directions, DCH-0811 - One per order
2 - Test Requisition, Microbiology/Virology, DCH-0583
1 - Wadding, 6 x 12
1 - Absorbent Strip
1 - Zipper bag, 4 x 8
1 - Label, Shipping-Biological Substance, MDCH Lansing Address, DCH-0800 
1 - Label, Refrigerate on arrival


Unit # 10 Syphilis: Darkfield 

1 - Dual Mailer, 3 1/8" x 5 3/4"
1 - Slide, 1 x 3" - 2 circles
1 - Holder, Slide, 2 place
1 - Tube w/cap, 12 x 55 mm, styrene, 3.0 mL
1 - Requisition, DCH-0583 
1 - Directions, DCH-0880 - One per order
1 - Label, Shipping-Biological Substance, Lansing Address, DCH-0800 


Unit # 12 Specimens for Tuberculosis & Fungal Diagnosis:

1 - Mailer, Dual - 2 x 5"
1 - Tube, Centrifuge, Sterile, 50 mL
1 - Bag, Plastic - 4 x 8", Ziploc
1 - Label, Shipping - Biological Substance, Lansing Address, DCH-0800 
1 - Directions, DCH-0721 - One per order
1 - Requisition, DCH-0583 


Unit # 13 CD4-CD8/HIV-1 Viral Load 

1 - Envelope, Dangerous Goods
1 - Form, Dangerous Goods
1 - Box, Over pack
2 - Infectious Substance Shipper
1 - Label, Combination - Biological Substance
2 - Labels, This Side Up
2 - Tube w/cap, polyporpylene, 12 x 55 cm, 3.0 mL
2 - Tube, Venus Blood Sampling, EDTA - 5.0 mL draw
2 - Bag, Plastic - 4 x 8", Ziploc
1 - Ice, Blue
1 - Requisition/Directions, DCH-0562 
1 - Express Mail Label
1 - Express Mail Stamp
2 - Wadding, 6 x 12"
1 - Strip, Adsorbent


Unit # 14 PBB, PCB, PDDE, and Pesticides 

Vials w/cap - Hexane Rinsed
Tube, vacuum, 10.0 mL, no gel
Requisition, PBB/PCB (DCH-0571)

*Please contact the division office for ordering details, 517-335-9490


Unit # 15 Bordetella pertussis: PCR 

1 - Mailer, Dual
1 - Swab, Aluminum shaft, dacron
1 - Strip, Adsorbent
1 - Label, Biological Substance, Lansing Address, DCH-0800 
1 - Directions, DCH-0881 - One per order
1 - Requisition, DCH-0583 
1 - Bag, Plastic, 4x8


Unit # 19 HIV- 1 Genotyping 

1 - Box, Over pack w/Styrofoam 
1 - Form, Dangerous Goods 
1 - Envelope, Dangerous Goods 
1 - Infectious Substance Shipper 
2 - Tube, venous blood sampling, EDTA - 2.5 mL 
1 - Bag, Plastic - 4 x 8", Ziploc 
1 - Label, Combination - CO2/Biological Substance
1 - Label, Refrigerate on Receipt, DO NOT FREEZE
 
1 - Express Mail Label 
1 - Express Mail Stamp 
1 - Wadding, 6 x 12" 
1 - Strip, Adsorbent 
1 - Requisition/Directions, DCH-1187 


Unit #20 - Vaccina/Variola/Pox Virus Unit 

1 - Box, Over Pack w/Styrofoam 
1 - Infectious Substance Shipper 
1 - Blank, Dangerous Goods 
1 - Envelope, Dangerous Goods 
1 - Wadding, 6 x 12" 
1 - Strip, Adsorbent 
1 - Tube, vacuum, 10 mL, plastic, marbled stopper, serum separation gel 
10 - Swab, Dacron 
10 - Vial, 2 mL, Sterile 
1 - Requisition, DCH-1396, Vaccina/Variola/Pox Virus Test Requisition 
3 - Refrigerant (Blue Ice) 
1 - Label, Combination, Infectious Substance 
1 - Label, Refrigerate upon Receipt, DO NOT FREEZE


Unit #22 Chemical Terrorism Specimen Packaging and Shipping Kit 

1 - Box, Corrugated Overpack, with polystyrene foam liner
8 - Refrigerant, a.k.a. blue ice
2 - Packaging, Secondary (Biohazard Bag & Tyvek Bag)
1 - Tape, Forensic Evidence, roll
1 - Tape, packaging strapping/filament roll 


Unit #23 Chemical Terrorism Specimen Collection Kit 

1 - File Tote w/Bonus Project Case
1 - Manual, Training, CTPG - 7/06 (DCH-1335)
1 - Bag, Plastic, Ziploc, 13 x 15"
1 - Directions, Chemical Terrorism (DCH-1334)
1- Kit order form- DCH-0568
1 - Label, Biological Substance Category B, UN 3373 - Combo
1 - Label, Biological Substance Category B, UN 3373 - Dry Ice - Combo  
1 - Paper File Jacket
20 – Form, Chain of Custody (DCH-1264)
1 - Sharpie
1- BIC Round Stic Medium Point Ballpoint Pen
1- Urine Box with 6 Grids
8- Strip, absorbent 50ml
6- Strip, absorbent 100ml
2- Bag, Plastic, 4X8", Ziploc
2-  Label, Absorbents for Urine, Blood
2 - Rack, Foam with 40 Grids


Unit # 42A  Bacterial & Fungal Cultures - Infectious Substance - Category A 

1 - Infectious Substance Shipper
1 - Form, Dangerous Goods
1 - Envelope, Dangerous Goods
1 - Directions, DCH-0597 
1 - Bag, Plastic, 4 x 8", Ziploc
5 - Requisition, DCH-0583 
1 - Strip, Adsorbent
1 - Label, Infectious Substance
1 - Wadding, 6 x 12"


Unit # 42B  Bacterial & Fungal Cultures - Infectious Substance - Category B 

1 - Infectious Substance Shipper
1 - Directions, DCH-0597 
1 - Bag, Plastic, 4 x 8", Ziploc
5 - Requisition, DCH-0583 
1 - Strip, Adsorbent
1 - Label, Biological Substance
1 - Wadding, 6 x 12"
1 - Express Mail Label
1 - Express Mail Stamp


Unit # 45 Viral Infections & PCR on CSF:

1 - Box, Corrugated, 9 x 8 x 5"
1 - Mailer, Styrofoam - Virology
2 - Mailer, Dual - 2 x 5"
1 - Mailer, Dual, 1 1/4 x 5 5/8 - 1 can holds 2 tubes
1 - Tubes w/cap, 12 x 55 mm, styrene, 3.0 mL
1 - Transport Medium, Viral & Chlamydia
1 - Swab, Nasopharyngeal (NP) minitip plastic applicator, nylon fiber tip, sterile in peel pouch 
1 - Swab, Dacron
1 - Tube w/cap, Centrifuge, Sterile - 50 mL
1 - Ice, Blue - 8 ounce
2 - Bag, Plastic - 4 x 8", Ziploc
1 - Label, Shipping - Biological Substance, Lansing Address, DCH-0800 
1 - Directions, DCH-0772 - One per order
2 - Requisition, DCH-0583 
1 - Label, Refrigerate on Receipt, DO NOT FREEZE 


Unit # 45SP Sentinel Physicians - a.k.a. Flu Kit 

1 - Box, Corrugated, 9 x 8 x 5"
1 - Mailer, Styrofoam - Virology
1 - Mailer, Dual - 2 x 5"
1 - Ice, Blue - 8 ounce
1 - Transport Medium, Viral & Chlamydia
1 - Swab, Nasopharyngeal (NP) minitip plastic applicator, nylon fiber tip, sterile in peel pouch 
1 - Bag, Plastic - 4 x 8", Ziploc
1 - Label, Express Mail
1 - Stamp, Express Mail
1 - Directions, DCH-0772SP - One per order
1 - Label, Biological Substance
1 - Requisition, DCH-0583Sent 

Or for Flu kits - Not Sentinel Physicians 

1 - Label, Shipping - Biological Substance, Lansing Address, DCH-0800 
1 - Requisition, DCH-0583 
1 - Directions, DCH-0772 - One per order


Unit # 46 Food Poisoning or Norovirus

5 - Mailer, Styrofoam
5 - Ice, Blue - 8 ounce
5 - Mailer, Dual - 2 x 3 3/4"
5 - Mailer, Dual - 2 x 5"
5 - Cup, Urine, 120 mL - pre-tested Hg free
5 - Medium, Cary Blair Fecal Transport
5 - Tube w/cap, Centrifuge, Sterile - 50 mL
5 - Bag, Plastic, Sterile, 18 ounce, 4 x 9"
5 - Pipette, Transfer, Sterile, 7.0mL
5 - Spatula, Sterile
10 - Bag, Plastic - 4 x 8", Ziploc
1 - Box, Corrugated, 16 x 12 x 13"
15 - Requisition, DCH-0583 
15 - Requisition, DCH-0567 
2 - Requisition, DCH-1052, Multiple Sample Form
1 - Label, Shipping - Biological Substance, Lansing Address, DCH-0800 
1 - Directions, DCH-0596 
1 - Directions, DCH-0883 
1 - Directions, DCH-0723 
1 - Label, Refrigerate on Receipt, DO NOT FREEZE 


Unit # 47 Rabies Infections - For Routine (small) Specimens

1 - Box, Corrugated, 8 x 8 x 8"
1 - Pail, paint - Plastic, 1 Gallon
1 - Lid, for pail
1 - Ice, Blue - 8 ounce
1 - Bag, Plastic - Ziploc, 10 x 12"
1 - Label, Shipping - Biological Substance, Lansing Address, DCH-0800 
2 - Label, This Side Up
2 - Strip, Adsorbent
1 - Bag, Plastic - 4 x 8", Ziploc
1 - Requisition/Directions, rabies, DCH-1053 
1 - Label, Refrigerate on Receipt, DO NOT FREEZE 


Unit # 47 Rabies Infections - For Large Specimens 

1 - Box, Corrugated, 12 x 13 x 13"
1 - Pail, paint - plastic, 3.5 Gallons
1 - Lid, for pail
1 - Bag, Biohazard
4 - Ice, Blue - 8 ounce
1 - Label, Shipping - Biological Substance, Lansing Address, DCH-0800 
2 - Label, This Side Up
4 - Strip, Adsorbent
1 - Bag, Plastic - 4 x 8", Ziploc
1 - Requisition/Directions, Rabies, DCH-1053 
1 - Label, Refrigerate on Receipt, DO NOT FREEZE 


Unit # 49 HIV Serum Serology 

1 - Mailer, Dual - 1 1/4 x 6 3/4" NOTE: 1 CAN HOLDS TWO Tubes
1 - Tube w/cap, 12 x 75 mm, polypropylene, 5.0 mL
1 - Directions, DCH-0811 - one per order
1 - Requisition, Microbiology/Virology Requisition, DCH-0583 
1 - Label, Shipping, Biological Substance, DCH-0800 MDCH - Lansing


Unit # 50 HIV Blood Spot Serology

1 - Envelope, Mailing, DCH-0669, Lansing Address
1 - Requisition/Directions, DCH-0689


Immune Status *

1 - Mailer, Dual - 1 1/4 x 6 3/4"
1 - Tube w/cap, 12 x 55 mm, styrene, 3.0 mL
1 - Label, Shipping - Biological Substance, Lansing Address, DCH-0800 
1 - Directions, DCH-0811 - One per order
1 - Test Requisition - Immune Status DCH-0460/Antibody Test DCH-0459

* Fee for service. Call (517) 241-5583.


Rev. 10/22/2014 

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