Acta bioquímica clínica latinoamericana
versión On-line ISSN 1851-6114
The purpose of the work is to introduce a package that fulfills the safety guidelines for transportation of Diagnostic Specimens as well as Infectious Substances, based on the IATA (Internacional Air Transport Association) Standards, the United Nations Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods and the internal legislation in force. In this way, none of the sectors involved in Specimen Transportation should not be worried since shipping laboratory personnel, carrier personnel, the receiving laboratory personnel, and, additionally, the risk of polluting the environment or the population in general are minimized. Besides, specimen integrity has been intended to be ensured, by providing safe and efficient transport, taking care of the cold chain when required, in order to obtain an accurate analysis from the receiving laboratory. For this purpose, upon completion of the tests, the Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Industrial (INTI - National Institute of Industrial Technology) enabled the Comisión de Prevención de Accidentes en la Aviación Civil (PREVAC - Commission for the Prevention of Civil Aviation Accidents) --dependent on the Air Forces- to set out that said System can be used for sending diagnostic specimens and infectious substances whithout risk by air mail.
Palabras clave : System of specimens transportation; Diagnostic specimens; Infectious substances; International Air Transport Association Standards; Safe and efficient transportation.