Shipping Biological Materials to the ALS and NCXT
Shipping of hazardous materials or biological specimens is regulated by the Department of Transportation (DOT): see https://www.phmsa.dot.gov/ , Department of Agriculture (USDA) see: https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/home/ and Center for Disease Control (CDC): see this CDC PDF. For more information, please review the following webpage: https://sites.google.com/lbl.gov/biological-safety/home .
For international shipments, additional regulations are required by CDC and/or USDA. You must review the regulations for both agency’s prior to shipping your samples.
Any specimen shipment to the ALS must be approved by the EH&S office at LBNL prior to shipment: see https://sites.google.com/lbl.gov/biological-safety/home/ . Take into account that additional time is required if your specimens are not recorded in any biosafety document that regulates the activity of the NCXT.
Once all authorizations to ship your samples to the NCXT have been obtained, use the following address:
Attn: Annie Drouin
National Center for X-ray Tomography
Advanced Light Source
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
1 Cyclotron Road
Berkeley, CA 94720