Environmental Health & Safety

University of Colorado Boulder


IATA Packaging Instructions for “Exempt Human Specimen” or “Exempt Animal Specimen”

General Description

This documentation from IATA provides information regarding packaging procedures for exempt human or animal specimen. Patient specimens (human or animal) that have a minimal likelihood of containing pathogens must be packaged appropriately to further minimize the risk of exposure.  While these specimens have a minimal likelihood of containing infectious pathogens in a form that would cause infection, appropriate packaging further minimizes the risk of exposure.