Clinical Specimen Collection and Shipping Containers

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

Click here to download a DCH-0568  Requisition for Clinical Specimen Containers. 

Components for kits as of February 17, 2015. 


Kit # 1 Enteric Bacteria: Culture

1 - Category B Shipper
1 - Medium, Cary Blair Fecal Transport
1 - Bag, Plastic, 4" x 8", Ziploc
1 - Strip, Absorbent
1 - Label, Shipping, Biological Substance, Lansing Address, DCH-0800 
1 - Directions, DCH-0596 
     Refer to: Requisition, DCH-0583 


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

1 - Category B Shipper
1 - Bio Bag
5 - Swab, APTIMA Unisex Collection Kit
5 - Bag, Plastic - 3" x 5", Ziploc
1 - Strip, Absorbent
1 - Label, Return Mailing, Biological Substance - Lansing (DCH-0800)
     Refer to: Directions, DCH-0973 

Test Requisitions Only on Request 


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

1 - Category B Shipper
1 - Bio Bag
5 - Tube, APTIMA Urine Collection Kit
5 - Bag, Plastic, 3" x 5" Ziploc
1 - Strip, Absorbent
1 - Label, Return Mailing, Biological Substance - Lansing (DCH-0800)
     Refer to: Directions, DCH-0975


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

1- Category B Shipper
1 - Bio Bag
5 - Tube, APTIMA Vaginal Swab Collection Kit
5 - Bag, Plastic, 3" x 5" Ziploc
1 - Strip, Absorbent
1 - Label, Return Mailing, Biological Substance - Lansing (DCH-0800)
     Refer to: Directions DCH-0972


Kit # 3 Viral Load Testing - HIV-1 

Replaced with Unit #13


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

1 - Category B Shipper
1 - Strip, Absorbent
1 - Label, Return Mailing Biological Substance, Lansing Address (DCH-0800)
     Refer to: Directions, DCH-1178
     Refer to: Requisition, DCH-0583 


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

1 - Box, Corrugated, 9" x 8" x 5"
1 - Mailer, Styrofoam - Virology 4 - Mailer, Dual, 2" x 3 3/4"
4 - Spoon
4 - Centrifuge tube w/cap, 50 mL
4 - Bag, Plastic - 4" x 8", Ziploc
1 - Ice pack
1 - Label, Return Mailing, Biological Substance - Lansing - ( DCH-0800
     Refer to: Requisition, DCH-0583 (Lansing)
     Refer to: Directions, DCH-0723


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

1 - Category B Shipper
1 - Medium, Transport - Formalin & ZPVA
2 - Bag, Plastic, 3" x 5", Ziploc
1 - Strip, Absorbent
1 - Label, Shipping - Biological Substance, Lansing Address, DCH-0800 
     Refer to: Requisition, DCH-0583 


Kit # 7 Blood Lead:

Capillary and Venous Blood Samples:
1- Category B Shipper
Tube, Capillary Blood Sampling- Bags of 50
or
Tube, Venous Blood Sampling, 2.0ml
1 - Strip, Absorbent
1 - Label, Return Mailing, DCH-0711V
1- Collection Procedures- Capillary Blood- New Submitter's Only- One per order 
     Refer to: Requisition, DCH-0696 
     Refer to: Directions, DCH-0575

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
     Refer to: Requisition, DCH-0696 
     Refer to Directions, Filter Paper DCH-1296


Kit # 8 Bacterial, Fungal & Viral Serology 

1 - Category B Shipper
1 - Bio Bag
2 - Tube w/cap, polypropylene, 5.0 mL (cannot be styrene)
1 - Strip, Absorbent
1 - Label, Shipping-Biological Substance, Lansing Address, DCH-0800 
     Refer to: Requisition, DCH-0583 
     Refer to Directions, DCH-0811


Kit # 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, polypropylene, 5.0 mL (cannot be styrene)
2 - Ice Pack
1 - Wadding
2 - Absorbent Strip
1 - Zipper bag, 4" x 8"
1 - Label, Pre-paid UPS Return Label
1 - Label, Refrigerate on arrival
     Refer to: Directions, DCH-0811A 
     Refer to: Test Requisition, Microbiology/Virology, DCH-0583


Kit # 10 Syphilis: Darkfield 

1 - Dual Mailer, 2" x 3 3/4"
1 - Slide, 1" x 3" - 2 circles
1 - Holder, Slide, 2 place
1 - Tube w/cap, styrene, 3.0 mL
1 - Label, Shipping-Biological Substance, Lansing Address, DCH-0800 
     Refer to: Requisition, DCH-0583 
     Refer to: Directions, DCH-0880


Kit # 12 Specimens for Tuberculosis & Fungal Diagnosis:

1 - Mailer, Dual - 2" x 3 3/4"
1 - Tube, Centrifuge, 50 mL
1 - Bag, Plastic - 4" x 8", Ziploc
1 - Label, Shipping - Biological Substance, Lansing Address, DCH-0800 
1 - Directions, DCH-0721 
     Refer to: Requisition, DCH-0583 


Kit # 13 CD4-CD8/HIV-1 Viral Load 

1 - Box, Over-pack, 14 X 8 X 9
2 - Infectious Substance Category A Shipper
2 - Tube w/cap, polypropylene, 5.0 mL
2 - Tube, Venus Blood Sampling, EDTA - 5.0 mL draw
2 - Bag, Plastic - 4" x 8", Ziploc
1 - Ice pack
2 - Wadding
1 - Strip, Adsorbent
1 - Label, Combination - Biological Substance
1 - Label, Pre-paid UPS


Kit # 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


Kit # 15 Bordetella pertussis: PCR 

1 - Category B Shipper
1 - Bio Bag
1 - Swab, Aluminum shaft, Dacron
1 - Bag, Plastic, 4" x 8"
1 - Strip, Adsorbent
1 - Label, Biological Substance, Lansing Address, DCH-0800 
     Refer to: Directions, DCH-0881
     Refer to: Requisition, DCH-0583 


Kit # 19 HIV- 1 Genotyping 

1 - Box, Over pack w/Styrofoam
1 - Category B Shipper
1 - Bio Bag
2 - Tube, venous blood sampling, EDTA - 5 mL
1 - Bag, Plastic - 4" x 8", Ziploc
1 - Wadding
1 - Strip, Adsorbent
1 - Label, Combination - CO2/Biological Substance
1 - Label, Refrigerate on Receipt, DO NOT FREEZE 
     Refer to: Requisition/Directions, DCH-1187 


Kit #20 - Vaccina/Variola/Pox Virus Unit 

1 - Box, Over Pack w/Styrofoam
1 - Infectious Substance Category A Shipper
1 - Wadding
1 - Tube, vacuum, 10 mL, plastic, marbled stopper, serum separation gel
10 - Swab
10 - Vial, 5 mL, Sterile
5 - Strip, Adsorbent
3 - Ice pack
1 - Label, Combination - CO2/Biological Substance
1 - Label, Refrigerate upon Receipt, DO NOT FREEZE
1 - Requisition, DCH-1396 


Kit #22 Chemical Terrorism Specimen Packaging and Shipping Kit 

1 - Box, Corrugated Overpack, with polystyrene foam liner
8 - Ice pack
2 - Packaging, Secondary (Biohazard Bag & Tyvek Bag)
1 - Tape, Forensic Evidence, roll
1 - Tape, packaging strapping/filament roll
1 - Label for outside container 


Kit #23 Chemical Terrorism Specimen Collection Kit 

1 - File Tote
1 - Letter size hanging file pocket
1 - Manual, Training
2 - Bag, Plastic
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, 4" X 8", Ziploc
2-  Label, Absorbents for Urine, Blood
1 - Kit, foam rack, place
2 - Labels for file tote


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

1 - Infectious Substance Category A Shipper
1 - Form, Dangerous Goods
1 - Envelope, Dangerous Goods
1 - Bag, Plastic, 4" x 8", Ziploc
1 - Strip, Adsorbent
1 - Label, Infectious Substance
1 - Label, Class 6
1 - Wadding
1 - Bubble Bag
     Refer to: Directions, DCH-0597 
     Refer to: Requisition, DCH-0583 


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

1 - Category B Shipper
1 - Bio Bag
5 - Bag, Plastic, 4" x 8", Ziploc
1 - Strip, Absorbent
1 - Wadding
1 - Label, Return
     Refer to: Directions, DCH-0597-B 


Kit # 45 Viral Infections & PCR on CSF:

1 - Box, Corrugated, 9" x 8" x 5"
1 - Mailer, Styrofoam - Virology
2 - Mailer, Dual - 2" x 3 3/4"
1 - Mailer, Dual, 1 1/4" x 5 5/8" - 1 can holds 2 tubes
1 - Tubes w/cap, 5.0 mL
1 - Transport Medium, Viral & Chlamydia
1 - Swab, Nasopharyngeal (NP) minitip plastic applicator, nylon fiber tip, sterile in peel pouch
1 - Swab
1 - Tube w/cap, Centrifuge, 50 mL
2 - Bag, Plastic - 4" x 8", Ziploc
1 - Ice pack
1 - Label, Refrigerate on Receipt, DO NOT FREEZE 
1 - Label, Shipping - Biological Substance, Lansing Address, DCH-0800 
     Refer to: Directions, DCH-0772 
     Refer to: Requisition, DCH-0583 


Kit # 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 3 3/4"
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 - Ice pack
1 - Label, Biological Substance
1 - Label, Pre-paid UPS Return
1 - Label, Refrigerate upon Receipt, DO NOT FREEZE
1 - Directions, DCH-0773
1 - Requisition, DCH-1583 

Or for Flu kits - Not Sentinel Physicians 

1 - Label, Shipping - Biological Substance, Lansing Address, DCH-0800 
1 - Requisition, DCH-0583 
1 - Directions, DCH-0773 


Kit # 46 Food Poisoning or Norovirus

5 - Mailer, Styrofoam
5 - Ice pack
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"
1 - Label, Shipping - Biological Substance, Lansing Address, DCH-0800 
1 - Label, Refrigerate on Receipt, DO NOT FREEZE 
     Refer to: Requisition, DCH-0583
     Refer to: Requisition, DCH-1052, Multiple Sample Form
     Refer to: Directions, DCH-0596 
     Refer to: Directions, DCH-0883 
     Refer to: Directions, DCH-0723 


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

1 - Box, Corrugated, 8" x 8" x 8"
1 - Pail, Plastic, 1 Gallon with lid
1 - Ice pack
1 - Bag, Plastic - 4" x 8", Ziploc
1 - Bag, Plastic - Ziploc, 10" x 12"
2 - Strip, Adsorbent
1 - Label, Shipping - Biological Substance, Lansing Address, DCH-0800 
1 - Label, Refrigerate on Receipt, DO NOT FREEZE 
1 - Requisition/Directions, rabies, DCH-1053 


Kit # 47 Rabies Infections - For Large Specimens 

1 - Box, Corrugated, 12" x 12" x 12"
1 - Pail, Plastic, 3.5 Gallons with lid
1 - Bag, Plastic - 4" x 8", Ziploc
4 - Strip, Adsorbent
1 - Bag, Biohazard
4 - Ice pack
1 - Label, Shipping - Biological Substance, Lansing Address, DCH-0800 
1 - Label, Refrigerate on Receipt, DO NOT FREEZE 
1 - Requisition/Directions, Rabies, DCH-1053 


Kit # 50 HIV Blood Spot Serology

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


Immune Status *

1 - Category B Shipper
1 - Bio Bag
1 - Tube w/cap, styrene, 5.0 mL
1 - Label, Shipping - Biological Substance, Lansing Address, DCH-0800 
1 - Test Requisition - Antibody Test DCH-0459

* Fee for service. Call (517) 284-9370.


Rev. 07/07/2017