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Purchase, Receipt and Transfer
of Radioisotopes


1.   Purchase and Receipt of radioactive materials

To order and receive radioactive materials, follow these instructions:
  • Fill out the Radioactive Material Order Form completely. Omission of any information will result in delays in processing your order.
  • Use black marker or dark print, or type when preparing the form for faxing to improve clarity and minimize errors.
  • Arrange to have a staff person from your lab present at the delivery location (your laboratory) to sign for receipt of the material.   If unable to be there, please leave a note at the isotope receipt Desk (252 med. school) with instructions for an alternative delivery location.
  • All orders must be faxed to the RPD at (612) 625-1608
  • All written requisitions and phone orders for radioisotopes must specify the following central delivery address:

      University of Minnesota Duluth

      Dept. of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
      252 Medical School
      10 University Drive
      Duluth, MN 55812
      ATTN.: Name of Approved User/Department

  • Complete the "Record of Radioisotope Order" form and send a copy to: (252 Med. School). Include the name of the approved user, phone number, date of order, radioisotope and activity ordered, supplier, and expected date of delivery.

IMPORTANT:   Do not use a Departmental Purchase Order (DPO) or Contract Release Order (CRO) To order radioactive materials. Use of DPO or CRO for radioisotope orders will result in an NRC-License violation subject to civil penalty.


2.   Transfer of Radioactive Materials and Radioisotopes

To Transfer radioactive materials, from one UMD permit holder to another, or from a different Institution to a UMD user, you must obtain approval prior to transfer by following these instructions:

  • Fill out the Radioactive Material transfer Form,
  • Under vendor's name, indicate it's "A REQUEST TO TRANSFER"
  • Fill in the radionuclide and activity (mCi) to be transferred.
  • Under the Note section of the form, fill in the permit holder name and laboratory room number to whom you wish to transfer the radioisotope.
  • Send or fax the completed form to:

      Env. Health & Safety Office
      13 DADB
      Fax:726-8127
      Att: Mahjoub Labyad
  • You will receive an authorization from our Office to proceed with the transfer if compliance status of the permit holder you are transfering the material to is confirmed.
  • Finally complete the "Record of Radioisotope Order" form as above, and send a copy to: (252 Med. School). Include the name of the approved user, phone number, date of order, radioisotope and activity ordered, supplier, and expected date of delivery.
     
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