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Shipping Tips

Shipping Tips

The shipping of samples can be a complex and challenging process. Whether you are shipping biological samples or other types of samples, there are some key factors to keep in mind to ensure that your samples arrive at our labs safely, securely, and on time. By following some basic shipping tips can help reduce the risk of damage, loss, or other issues that may affect the delivery of your shipment.

Below are some helpful shipping tips to ensure the timely and efficient delivery of your samples to our labs.

  • Prevent cross-contamination: If you're shipping multiple samples at once, it's important to take steps to prevent cross-contamination. This may involve packaging each sample separately or using specialized containers that can prevent mixing or contamination.
  • Plan ahead: Make sure you give yourself enough time to prepare and ship your samples to avoid any possible problems or delays. If you require fast delivery of data, kindly inform us beforehand so that we can make the necessary preparations.
  • Proper shipping conditions: Proper shipping conditions are critical to ensure the quality of the samples. For example, biological samples must be stored at specific temperatures to maintain their validity, and failure to comply with storage requirements can lead to deterioration and loss of potency.
  • Avoid damage or loss of sample information: All samples should be accompanied by brief sample information. Do not write the information directly on the sample tube, as the ink can easily be erased by mistake or be wiped off by the moisture from frozen samples.
  • Timely view tracking software: Using tracking software can help you stay up-to-date on the status of your sample shipments and help you identify potential issues to ensure samples are delivered on time.
  • Reduce waste: When shipping samples, try to minimize the amount of waste generated by your packaging and shipping materials. This could involve using eco-friendly packaging materials, choosing shipping methods that generate less waste, or recycling or reusing packaging materials whenever possible.

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Before starting your project, please be sure to read our shipping tips. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.


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