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Safety Data Sheets


There are only three items shipped by the NVSL that require a safety data sheet (SDS) as specified in the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard (Title 29, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 1910.1200). Tuberculosis sampling kits distributed by the NVSL contain a 10% formalin solution (neutral buffered, pH 7) and a 6% sodium tetraborate decahydrate solution. Dry ice is sometimes used to ship biological materials.

  • SDS for 10% formalin (PDF; statlab.com)
  • SDS for sodium tetraborate decahydrate (PDF, 65 KB)
  • SDS for dry ice (PDF, 43 KB)


We also provide the following SDS for the ingredients of Tris-buffered tryptose (TBTB) broth:


Click here for the SDS for Brain Heart Infusion (BHI) media (BD Diagnostics).


Call 515-337-5555 if you have questions regarding a chemical hazard or about safety data sheets for materials you receive from the NVSL.