Packaging Requirements
for COVID-19 Samples

The government has issued a range of information resources for clinical diagnostic laboratories regarding safety, sampling and packaging specimens associated with COVID-19.

“All samples for COVID-19 testing should be packaged and transported in accordance with Category B transportation regulations and labelled ‘Priority 10’. UN 3373 packaging must be used for sample transport.” Public Health England March 2020

The full list of documentation can be accessed here.

The following are particularly relevant regarding the correct packaging procedures for swab samples: