Infectious Substances, Category B:
What is an Infectious Substance, Category B (also known as Biological Substance, Category B)?
"An infectious substance which does not meet the criteria for inclusion in Category A. Infectious substances in Category B must be assigned to UN 3373." (Dangerous Goods Regulations, 188.8.131.52.2.2)
Note: The proper shipping name of UN 3373 is Biological substance Category B.
What are the requirements when shipping Infectious Substances, Category B with UPS?
UPS will accept, Biological Substances, Category B assigned to UN3373, provided the following conditions are met before offering this commodity:
- Verify that the destination is serviceable by using the Approved Country List. Click here to access the Approved Country List.
- For transportation outside of the United States, an International Special Commodities (ISC) Contract is required. Contact your UPS sales representation for more information.
What are the regulatory requirements that must be followed when offering Infectious Substances, Category B?
The IATA regulations require that shipments containing Biological Substances, Category B are triple packaged according to Packing Instruction 650. Refer to the Dangerous Goods Regulations, Packing Instruction 650 for more information regarding marking, labeling, and packing requirements.