Technical Bulletin

LC Sciences provides the following information to facilitate the international shipment of DNA samples. We serve many customers overseas and shipping into the United States has not been a problem.

  1. Make sure you have completed a Sample Submission Form.  Email the form to us beforehand  AND include a copy in the box with your DNA sample.
  2. Label the sample tube(s) clearly as labeled on the Sample Submission Form.
  3. Wrap all tubes tightly with Parafilm.
  4. Pack the sample in a thermo-stable shipping box.  A box with a wall thickness of at least 1.5 inches is recommended.
  5. Add regular freezer ice blocks. Make sure the box cover is tight when packaging and tape it.
  6. Use express services (fastest delivery offered), such as DHL, FedEx, UPS or USPS.
  7. Your international carrier will require you to complete a commercial invoice to be included with the shipment.
  8. The commercial invoice should describe the contents as “non-hazardous, non-contagious research sample”.
  9. Also state that the “contents are non-restricted under IATA DG regulations”.  Declare the value of the goods to be $1.  (See Example Commercial Invoice)
  10. Outside the shipping box should be labeled with “temperature sensitive, keep refrigerated”
  11. Ship to the following Address:

Download Shipping Labels

Download Example Commercial Invoice


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