Biological Specimen Shipping

We Provide Shipping For Exempt Specimen, Category A, and UN3373B Category B

Each has specific packaging rules that need to be complied with. Many biological specimens have temperature requirements when shipping; some must remain frozen, and dry ice can be used, while others must remain between 2-8 Celsius, where phase change materials (PCM) can be used.

It is important for any organization shipping biological specimens to use a shipping service that can deliver within the turnaround time of the samples. Some specimens, such as blood samples, often need to be delivered to a laboratory within 24 to 48 hours of being collected. Weekends make this even more complicated since the large carriers do not move shipments on Sundays.

Another complication is understanding the carrier's delivery rules; shipments that need a signature might arrive at a lab before it is open, leading to a delay when the carrier must wait and deliver the samples later in the day.

Temperature Tracking

We can provide state-of-the-art temperature monitoring services for shipments utilizing both Dry Ice and Cold Packs. These services include the use of TempTale devices, capable of measuring temperatures as low as -95 °C.

GPS Trackers

Our GPS Monitoring program includes disposable non-lithium trackers with an experienced proactive tracking client support team. 

Chain of Custody

Chain of custody and reporting can be complicated. Companies want to know the shipment status, specifically when it’s delayed and a sample re-draw might be required, how many samples will arrive to the lab that day, etc. Carrier notifications are notoriously slow in informing you of any issues. Without a person proactively tracking each shipment 24/7, companies find out too late about any issues to be able to take action. Mercury actively monitors all your shipments and resolves any issues with these types of deliveries.

Our couriers can deliver biological samples for you with very flexible pick-up and delivery times to ensure that your shipments containing biological specimens are delivered safely.

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Our Services

Specialty Cold Chain Logistics

Mercury offers an end-to-end solution for global cold chain shipments that require a specific temperature range.

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Dry Ice Replenishment

When shipping through a specialty cold chain service, dry ice can be replenished while in transit.

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Cold Chain Supplies

Mercury offers best-in-class cold chain supplies, such as thermal shippers, coolants, temperature monitoring devices and GPS trackers.

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Same-Day Courier Services

Mercury offers a wide range of same-day couriers services for pre-clinical research.

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Express Shipping

We offer a range of options, including same-day delivery, next-day delivery, and 2-day delivery, both domestically and internationally.

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