Health Risk Assessment, Surveillance & Management

DESP Shipping Information

Last Updated: December 15, 2017

​Please send the following information to your DESP POC: If you don't know your DESP POC, please contact us at Commercial (410) 436-6096 or DSN (312) 584-6096.

Sampling Request

  • Expected number and type(s) of samples to be taken
  • Expected sampling date(s)
  • Expected ship date(s)

Before Shipping Samples Back

  • Number and types of samples shipped
  • Number of coolers shipped
  • Date shipped
  • Carrier Used (FedEx, DHL, USPS, etc.)
  • Tracking Number, if available


  • Include field number, date and time collected
  • Writing should be legible
  • Don't use water soluble ink
  • Complete Field Data Sheet
  • Ensure Sample ID on container matches Sample ID on the Field Data Sheet
  • Make sure all shipping documents are complete and with the shipment (customs TSCA, commercial invoice, etc.)
  • Choose words carefully on external shipping documents so package will pass thru customs without delay


5158 Blackhawk Road
Bldg E2100
Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD 21010-5403

Phone 410.436.6096


  • Must have the phrase "MILTARY TO MILITARY SHIPMENT" on the invoice.
  • The invoice should also state "THESE ARE U.S. GOODS RETURNING TO THE U.S."
  • Cool with cold packs, frozen water bottles, or ice (double bagged)
  • Packaging - fill empty space