Patient samples/specimen

All samples taken from patients are human or animal material taken directly from a human or an animal, including urine, sweat, excreta, secretions, blood and blood components, tissue, swabs, smears and body parts, which in particular are to be transported for the purposes of research, diagnostics, examination, treatment or prevention.


Examples of approved (veterinary) medical samples:

  • Blood or urine samples for checking cholesterol, blood sugar and hormone levels
  • Biopsies to diagnose cancer
  • Pregnancy tests

Please note, ‘Exempt Human Specimen’ must be transported according to the stipulations of the ADR and require special packaging and labelling.