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Packaging Symbols

Symbols used on the packaging and labelling of GBUK products. All GBUK products are marked with internationally recognised and approved symbols. These indicate key information about manufacturing and product expiry dates, standards compliance and optimum storage conditions.

Title of symbol
Country of manufacture
Date of manufacture
Use-by date
Authorized representative in the European Community
Batch code
Catalogue number
Serial number
Medical device
Unique device identifier
Sterilized using aseptic processing techniques
Sterilized using ethylene oxide
Sterilized using irradiation
Sterilized using steam or dry heat
Sterilized using vaporized hydrogen peroxide
In vitro diagnostic medical device
Negative control
Positive control
Single sterile barrier system
Double sterile barrier system
Single sterile barrier system with protective packaging inside
Single sterile barrier system with protective packaging outside
Do not resterilize
Do not use if package is damaged
Sterile fluid path
Fragile, handle with care
Keep away from sunlight
Protect from heat and radioactive sources
Keep dry
Model number
Brakes on
Buckle patient
Centre patient
Do not wash
No latex
Max weight
Patient flat
Refer to manual
Two caregivers
Title of symbol
Lower limit of temperature
Upper limit of temperature
Temperature limit
Contains human blood or plasma derivatives
Contains a medicinal substance
Contains biological material of animal origin
Contains biological material of human origin
Contains hazardous substances
Contains nano materials
Humidity limitation
Atmospheric pressure limitation
Biological risks
Do not re-use
Consult instructions for use
Contains or presence of natural rubber latex
Contains sufficient for ‘n’ tests
For IVD performance evaluation only
Sampling site
Fluid path
Drops per millilitre
Liquid filter with pore size
One-way valve
Patient number
Single patient - multiple use
Patient name
Patient identification
Patient information website
Health care centre or doctor