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  • QMPS: Animal Health Diagnostic Center
    as a UN 4G Class 6 2 packaging in conformance with Sec 178 503 f Consisting of the following components A watertight primary receptacle A watertight secondary packaging For multiple fragile primary receptacles placed in a single secondary packaging they must be wrapped individually to prevent contact between them An outer packaging of adequate strength for its capacity mass and intended use The outer packaging must measure at least 100 mm 3 9 inches at its smallest overall external dimension For liquid diagnostic specimens an absorbent material placed between the primary receptacle and the secondary packaging The absorbent material must be sufficient to absorb the entire contents of all primary receptacles An itemized list of the contents enclosed between the secondary packaging and the outer packaging The primary receptacle or secondary packaging used for infectious substances must be capable of withstanding without leakage an internal pressure producing a pressure differential of not less than 95 kPa 0 95 bar 14 psi The primary receptacle or secondary packaging used for infectious substances must be capable of withstanding without leakage temperatures in the range of 40 deg C to 55 deg C 40 deg F to 131 deg F Infectious substances must be packed according to additional requirements listed in HM226 Please refer to Sec 173 196 of the Final Rule for additional information This document is listed at http www casingcorp com under Regulatory Notices Reuse of Class 6 2 Packaging A Division 6 2 packaging to be reused must be disinfected prior to reuse by any means effective for neutralizing the infectious substance the packaging previously contained A secondary packaging or outer packaging need not be disinfected prior to reuse if no leakage from the primary receptacle has occurred Diagnostic Specimens Status of Diagnostic Specimens As Hazardous Materials The category Diagnostic Specimens is now listed in the Hazardous Material Tables of Title 49 CFR U S Department of Transportation regulations without being designated a UN identification number Diagnostic Specimens are defined as hazardous materials but are excepted from most of the requirements of the HMR New Definition of Diagnostic Specimens a Diagnostic Specimen means any human or animal material including excreta secreta blood and its components tissue and tissue fluids being transported for diagnostic or investigational purposes but excluding live infected humans or animals A diagnostic specimen is not assigned a UN identification number unless the source patient or animal has or may have a serious human or animal disease from a Risk Group 4 pathogen In this case it must be classed as Division 6 2 described as an Infectious Substance and assigned to UN 2814 or UN 2900 as appropriate Assignment to UN 2814 or UN 2900 is based on known medical condition and history of the patient or animal endemic local conditions symptoms of the source patient or animal or professional judgment concerning individual circumstances of the source patient or animal Packaging Required For Shipment of Diagnostic Specimens General Requirements Generally unless Diagnostic Specimens are transported by ground based private or contract carriers using dedicated vehicles these materials must conform to the following standards 1 Diagnostic Specimens are excepted from all other requirements of the requirements of Title 49 CFR all of it when offered for transportation or transported when packaged as described below diagnostic specimens shipped by aircraft are subject to incident reporting 1 2 A Diagnostic Specimen meeting the definition of a hazard class other than Division 6 2 Infectious Substances must be offered for transportation or transported as described below Diagnostic Specimens must be packaged in triple packaging consisting of a primary receptacle a secondary packaging an outer packaging Primary receptacles must be packed in secondary packaging in such a way that under normal conditions of transport they cannot break be punctured or leak their contents into the secondary packaging Secondary packaging s must be secured in outer packaging s with suitable cushioning material such that any leakage of the contents will not impair the protective properties of the cushioning material or the outer packaging The completed package must be capable of successfully passing the drop test at a drop height of at least 1 2 meters 3 9 Feet The outer packaging must be clearly and durably marked with the words Diagnostic Specimen International Biohazard Symbol The orange black international biohazard label is a requirement of OSHA for domestic shippers of diagnostic specimens In the normal course of business Air carriers usually inform their customers of the need for this warning label because their terminal facilities are subject to inspection by OSHA with authority to locate shippers and issue fines for violation of the universal precautions standard Liquid Diagnostic Specimens must be packaged where the primary receptacle must be leak proof with a volumetric capacity of not more than 500 ml 16 9 ounces Absorbent material must be placed between the primary receptacle and secondary packaging If several fragile primary receptacles are placed in a single secondary packaging they must be individually wrapped or separated so as to prevent contact between them The absorbent material must be of sufficient quantity to absorb the entire contents of the primary receptacles The secondary packaging must be leak proof Diagnostic Specimen Shipments by Air Shipments by aircraft have an additional special requirement The primary receptacle or the secondary container must be capable of withstanding without leakage an internal pressure of 95 kpa 14 psi The outer packaging may not exceed 4 L 1 gallon Diagnostic Specimen capacity Solid Diagnostic Specimens Must be packaged in a triple packaging Consisting of a sift proof primary receptacle capacity not greater than 500 g 1 1 pounds If several fragile primary receptacles are placed in a single secondary packaging they must be individually wrapped or separated so as to prevent contact between them A leak proof secondary packaging is required For several primary receptacles in one secondary packaging the outer packaging may not exceed 4 kg 8 8 pounds Training Requirements Shipment of Diagnostic Specimens Shippers involved in packing diagnostic

    Original URL path: https://ahdc.vet.cornell.edu/Sects/QMPS/Services/Subregulations.cfm (2015-06-03)
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  • QMPS: Animal Health Diagnostic Center
    Avian Disease Bacteriology Mycology Clinical Pathology Comparative Coagulation Endocrinology Molecular Diagnostics Parasitology Quality Milk QMPS Serology Immunology Toxicology Virology Programs CEM Quarantine NYSCHAP Referrals Veterinary Support Services Resources AHDC Research About AHDC About AHDC People Giving QMPS QMPS Testing Farm Services Lab Services Fees Schedule Contract Research Education Training Forms Resources Publications QMPS History Who We Are Contact AHDC Test Search Perform a search of our test and fee catalog Select the criteria below All Species Amphibian Avian Bovine Camelidae Canine Caprine Cervidae Equine Feline Ferret Fish Mammal Other Ovine Porcine Primate Reptile All Lab Sections Anatomic Pathology Avian Diagnostics Bacteriology Brucellosis Clinical Pathology Comparative Coagulation Endocrinology Molecular Diagnostics Parasitology Quality Milk Production Referral Serology Toxicology Virology All Test Types Infectious Non Infectious 24 hour turn around program Information available soon Quality Milk Production Services Northern Laboratory SUNY Canton Canton NY 13619 315 379 3930 877 645 5523 fax 315 379 3931 Central Laboratory AHDC 240 Farrier Road Ithaca NY 14853 607 255 8202 877 645 5522 fax 607 253 4000 email qmps cornell edu Western Laboratory 4530 Millennium Drive Geneseo NY 14454 585 243 1780 877 645 5525 fax 585 243 1713 Eastern Laboratory 111 Schenectady Ave B4 Wheeler

    Original URL path: https://ahdc.vet.cornell.edu/sects/QMPS/Services/24hour_turnaround.cfm (2015-06-03)
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  • QMPS: Animal Health Diagnostic Center
    Select the criteria below All Species Amphibian Avian Bovine Camelidae Canine Caprine Cervidae Equine Feline Ferret Fish Mammal Other Ovine Porcine Primate Reptile All Lab Sections Anatomic Pathology Avian Diagnostics Bacteriology Brucellosis Clinical Pathology Comparative Coagulation Endocrinology Molecular Diagnostics Parasitology Quality Milk Production Referral Serology Toxicology Virology All Test Types Infectious Non Infectious Frank L Welcome D V M Senior Extension Associate Central Laboratory Dr Francis Frank Welcome joined the Quality Milk Program in January 2000 His current duties include service to QMPS clientele new program development working with ProDairy and the New York State Cattle Health Assurance Program NYSCHAP Prior to QMPS employment he was a partner in a four person practice in central New York for 28 years providing medical surgical and production medicine services to local dairy producers His education includes Attaining D V M with High Honor from Michigan State University in 1971 Diplomat American College of Theriogenologists 1984 Diplomat American Board of Veterinary Practitioners Dairy Practice 1992 Dr Welcome is a director of the NYSVMS and represents the State Society on the Empire State Council of Agricultural Organizations CAO He is also a member of the Examination Development Subcommittee of the NBEC for Veterinary Medicine

    Original URL path: https://ahdc.vet.cornell.edu/sects/QMPS/web%20bios/index.cfm (2015-06-03)
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  • QMPS: Animal Health Diagnostic Center
    Support Services Resources AHDC Research About AHDC About AHDC People Giving QMPS QMPS Testing Farm Services Lab Services Fees Schedule Contract Research Education Training Forms Resources Publications QMPS History Who We Are Contact AHDC Test Search Perform a search of our test and fee catalog Select the criteria below All Species Amphibian Avian Bovine Camelidae Canine Caprine Cervidae Equine Feline Ferret Fish Mammal Other Ovine Porcine Primate Reptile All Lab Sections Anatomic Pathology Avian Diagnostics Bacteriology Brucellosis Clinical Pathology Comparative Coagulation Endocrinology Molecular Diagnostics Parasitology Quality Milk Production Referral Serology Toxicology Virology All Test Types Infectious Non Infectious Scott R Steiner Field Technician Western Laboratory Scott joined the Quality Milk Program in September of 1979 He is trained in several areas including milking equipment testing and evaluation stray voltage testing aseptic milk sample collection and also performs consultation with dairy operators and milking personnel Scott has an Associates degree from Alfred State College in Animal Science Back Quality Milk Production Services Northern Laboratory SUNY Canton Canton NY 13619 315 379 3930 877 645 5523 fax 315 379 3931 Central Laboratory AHDC 240 Farrier Road Ithaca NY 14853 607 255 8202 877 645 5522 fax 607 253 4000 email qmps cornell

    Original URL path: https://ahdc.vet.cornell.edu/sects/QMPS/web%20bios/steiner.cfm (2015-06-03)
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  • QMPS: Animal Health Diagnostic Center
    Resources AHDC Research About AHDC About AHDC People Giving QMPS QMPS Testing Farm Services Lab Services Fees Schedule Contract Research Education Training Forms Resources Publications QMPS History Who We Are Contact AHDC Test Search Perform a search of our test and fee catalog Select the criteria below All Species Amphibian Avian Bovine Camelidae Canine Caprine Cervidae Equine Feline Ferret Fish Mammal Other Ovine Porcine Primate Reptile All Lab Sections Anatomic Pathology Avian Diagnostics Bacteriology Brucellosis Clinical Pathology Comparative Coagulation Endocrinology Molecular Diagnostics Parasitology Quality Milk Production Referral Serology Toxicology Virology All Test Types Infectious Non Infectious Gerald Welch Extension Aide Western Laboratory Jerry has worked for the Quality Milk Program since April of 1993 as a Lab Technician Administrative Assistant and Field Technician However he primarily works as a field and lab technician His duties include performing on farm masitis surveys and equipment checks and conducts laboratory analyses of milk samples He has a BS in Biology Back Quality Milk Production Services Northern Laboratory SUNY Canton Canton NY 13619 315 379 3930 877 645 5523 fax 315 379 3931 Central Laboratory AHDC 240 Farrier Road Ithaca NY 14853 607 255 8202 877 645 5522 fax 607 253 4000 email qmps

    Original URL path: https://ahdc.vet.cornell.edu/sects/QMPS/web%20bios/welch.cfm (2015-06-03)
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  • QMPS: Animal Health Diagnostic Center
    Research Education Training Forms Resources Publications QMPS History Who We Are Contact AHDC Test Search Perform a search of our test and fee catalog Select the criteria below All Species Amphibian Avian Bovine Camelidae Canine Caprine Cervidae Equine Feline Ferret Fish Mammal Other Ovine Porcine Primate Reptile All Lab Sections Anatomic Pathology Avian Diagnostics Bacteriology Brucellosis Clinical Pathology Comparative Coagulation Endocrinology Molecular Diagnostics Parasitology Quality Milk Production Referral Serology Toxicology Virology All Test Types Infectious Non Infectious Cathy Brown Administrative Assistant Northern Laboratory As Administrative Assistant of the Potsdam Lab Cathy s duties include client relations bookkeeping scheduling assisting in the lab streaking plates marking plates recording lab results typing letters to farmers and working on the Merial Project a research project She has an Associates Degree in Executive Secretary Program and has attended various seminars to add to her skills Prior to working at Quality Milk she has worked in a veterinary office and also grew up on a farm where she performed all aspects of farming She is married with two sons Brandon and Jared Back Quality Milk Production Services Northern Laboratory SUNY Canton Canton NY 13619 315 379 3930 877 645 5523 fax 315 379 3931 Central

    Original URL path: https://ahdc.vet.cornell.edu/sects/QMPS/web%20bios/brown.cfm (2015-06-03)
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  • Home AHDC My Account Test Search for AHDC Clients Species Key Word Test Type Lab Section All Species Amphibian Avian Bovine Camelid Canine Caprine Cervidae Equine Feline Ferret Fish Mammal Other Ovine Porcine Primate Reptile All Test Types Infectious Non Infectious All Lab Sections Anatomic Pathology Avian Diagnostics Bacteriology Brucellosis Clinical Pathology Comparative Coagulation Endocrinology Molecular Diagnostics Parasitology Quality Milk Production Services Referral Serology Toxicology Vet Support Services Virology Each

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  • Animal Health Diagnostic Center
    Services Resources AHDC Research About AHDC About AHDC People Giving Clinical Pathology Clinical Pathology Testing Test Info Protocols Research Development Educational Resources ClinPath Residency About the Clinical Pathology Section Personnel Contact Clinical Pathology Contact AHDC Test Search Perform a search of our test and fee catalog Select the criteria below All Species Amphibian Avian Bovine Camelidae Canine Caprine Cervidae Equine Feline Ferret Fish Mammal Other Ovine Porcine Primate Reptile All

    Original URL path: https://ahdc.vet.cornell.edu/sects/clinpath/test/hema/manualdiff.cfm (2015-06-03)
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