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Shipping Supplies from Purolator

Due to the urgency of newborn screening samples, NSO has worked with Purolator to provide bright red-coloured, healthcare shipping supplies to all submitters in Ontario. These supplies should only be used for shipping newborn screening samples.

As of December 2020, only the following shipping supplies are approved for use by NSO for shipping newborn screening samples:


Item Code




Purolator Express Pack RED



50 /pack

250 /case

Red packaging for healthcare shipments.


Tear proof and water-resistant packaging, self-adhesive closure.

red Purolator package

Healthcare Labels

1245 Health Care Labels

500 /roll

These labels indicate that the package contains healthcare specimens.


Please be sure to affix one on every shipment.

healthcare specimen label

Peel ‘n Stick Shipping Labels

Online Shipping Labels

200 /pack

Peel and stick label that can be used in any printer 8.5”x11”

Purolator peel and stick label


Domestic Labelopes

25 /pack

Adhesive shipping label pouch if not using peel and stick labels.

adhesive shipping label pouch

Ordering instructions

  1. Identify the supplies you require.
  2. Send an email to with subject line: NSO Shipping Supplies
  3. Include the following information in your email message:
    • Clearly state that you ship samples for “Newborn Screening Ontario”
    • The product and item code you wish to order with the quantities you need.
    • Your organization’s full address including the department/person you would like these delivered to and your phone number.
  4. You will receive a confirmation email with tracking number when your order is processed.
  5. Allow 5-10 days for the delivery of these supplies to your organization.

If you have any questions about ordering these supplies, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 613-738-3222 x3421, or

Contact Us

Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario
415 Smyth Road
Ottawa, Ontario K1H 8M8

Toll-Free: 1-877-627-8330
Local: (613) 738-3222
Fax: (613) 738-0853

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