Temperature Controlled Blood Shipping Container
If the average person knew how much blood was being shipped around with their mail and packages they might be a little grossed out. Many of the blood draws done at the local doctors’ clinic and even some in hospitals, evidence collected at crime scenes, samples from suspects, etc., all travel along the normal transportation routes with bills and Aunt Mabel’s Christmas presents. There are reasons that blood and other tissue needs to be moved from one location to another. This reason usually boils down to one bottom line and that is that a lab somewhere else needs to analyze, code, test, or store the blood sample that was taken or found in the first locale. So, for example, the police recover blood at a crime scene and want to have the DNA tested from it. Although television police procedurals might lead you to believe that all police stations have sophisticated DNA laboratories attached, this is actually not true. And in most cases, they ship the blood elsewhere, whether it is across town or across country. In every single case of blood being shipped it has to be moved with temperature controlled blood shipping.
Blood breaks down very quickly in heat and although the body is a toasty 98 degrees plus, only a few degrees more of heat can start degrading the sample which could make it worthless. DNA could break down, bacteria could die, and viruses could disappear. If the blood is being used to test for diseases so treatments can be established, having that blood transferred in temperature controlled blood shipping is obviously vital as the patient could die if the results are not accurate due to bad shipping. If the DNA is being tested for paternity or prosecution in a crime, it is extremely vital that not only the blood be shipped correctly but that there is evidence the blood was shipped correctly so that no trial lawyer defending a suspected murderer can get them released because of bad blood evidence.
Benefits of Micro Q Technologies
- Active precision heating or cooling
- Temperature LCD display resolution = 0.1° C
- Temperature control range 0° C to 42° C
- Rechargeable battery with integrated power supply
- Ambient Temperature range -20° C to 50° C
- Temperature holding duration 24+ hours to 168+ hours
- Microprocessor controlled heat pump
- Tamper resistant key switch
- Temperature control resolution = 0.0625° C
Additional Temperature Controlled Blood Shipping Container Benefits
Temperature controlled blood shipping is not difficult. There are companies out there that manufacture containers specifically for temperature-controlled shipping that allows the shipper to set a specific range of temperature and humidity and have it maintained through both cold weather or hot weather and not have to worry about the viability of the sample on the other end. Temperature controlled blood shipping is also useful for shipping organs. No, not transplant organs. Those are hand carried in coolers to their destination because of the need for speed before the organ starts breaking down. But skin is an organ that is often shipped around for testing and storage purposes. Dissected brains, kidneys, and livers are often kept for research purposes and documenting of illness timelines or growth. Another time that organs might need to be transported in temperature controlled blood shipping is for biopsy purposes. A sample of living tissue is removed to test for cancer and that sample absolutely must be in the best possible shape when it reaches the lab. After all, someone’s life is on line and those samples have to be kept in perfect condition during the shipping to the testing laboratory.