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HYCOR BIOMEDICAL INC.
MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET
Date Updated: 01 Aug. 2006
Revision Number: MSDS01.07
SECTION 1. PRODUCT and COMPANY INFORMATION
Commercial Product: KOVA -TROL URINE CONTROLS-ABNORMAL
Name: KOVA -TROL High Abnormal, Low Abnormal
List Number(s): 87325, 87326, 87128, 87329, 87130, 87332, 87333, 87334, 87200, 87332E, 87333E, 87334E, 87128E,
87130E, 87325E, 87326E, 87329E, 87128M, 87130M, 87325M, 87326M, 87329M, 87332M, 87333M,
Hycor Biomedical Inc. Hycor Biomedical GmbH Hycor Biomedical, Ltd.
7272 Chapman Ave. Otto-Hahn Stra脽e 16 Pentland Science Park
Garden Grove, CA 92841(USA) 34123 Kassel, Germany Bush Loan, Penicuik EH26 OPL
Emergency Telephone No.:
USA (714) 933-3000 Attention: Randy Wilson
Germany: 49 561 959 46
United Kingdom: 44 131 445 7111
SECTION 2. COMPOSITION / INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS
Composition: Bottle contains 0.002% potassium ferricyanide, 0.0005% potassium cyanide.
Contains human blood. Human blood has been tested for the presence of antibodies to Human Immunodeficiency Virus
(HIV 1 & 2), Hepatitis B Surface Antigen (HBsAg) and HCV, and found to be negative.
See EEC directive 67/548/EEC and amendments.
Substance %w/w Health Class CAS No EINECS No ANNEX 1
Potassium ferricyanide 0.002 Xi, R: 32-36/37/38 13746-66-2 2373233
Potassium cyanide 0.0005 T+ N, R: 26/27/28 32 50/53 151-50-8 2057923
See section 16 for spelling of R and S phrases.
SECTION 3. HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION
Classification: Product is chemically classified as a non-dangerous preparation according OSHA CFR 1910.1200 and
EC directives (1999/45/CE).
However, avoid repeated exposures and/or ingestion of preparation. Toxic if swallowed, even if its concentration is
below the allowed limits. Toxic to aquatic organisms and may cause long-term adverse effects in the aquatic
Controls contain human blood and are potentially infectious. Handle controls as a biohazardous material.
SECTION 4. FIRST AID MEASURES
Eye Contact: Promptly wash eyes with water for at least 15 minutes. Seek medical advice.
Skin Contact: Wash thoroughly with soap and water. Re-wash with a detergent that contains anti-microbial agents.
Ingestion: Flush mouth with water, without swallowing. Get medical attention.
Direction for Physician: Symptomatic treatment.
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SECTION 5. FIRE and EXPLOSION HAZARD DATA
Water, dry chemicals, foam or carbon dioxide. Do not use carbon dioxide extinguisher on this material.
Special Fire Fighting Procedures:
In case of fire, wear a self-contained breathing apparatus and protective clothing to prevent contact with skin and
eyes. Wear a respirator.
Unusual Fire Fighting Procedures:
Keep away from heat, sparks and flames.
Dangerous decomposition is not anticipated.
SECTION 6. ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES
Steps To Be Taken After Spillage:
Wear appropriate personal protective equipment (rubber gloves and protective clothing).
Avoid any direct contact, especially in case of injured skin.
Dilute liquids with water and absorb with an inert material (vermiculite, dry sand, earth) and place in a
biohazardous waste container.
Wash contaminated area with a germicide product. Disinfect after handling.
Absorbent Material: Do not use combustible materials, such as sawdust.
Waste Disposal Method: Consult a specialist for disposal of the spilled substance.
SECTION 7. HANDLING AND STORAGE
Handling: Keep in its original container, tightly closed. Protect from physical damage. Open and handle container
carefully. Wear rubber gloves and protective clothing. Do not swallow. Avoid contact with eyes. Avoid a prolonged and
excessive contact with skin. Handle as potentially biohazardous material. Avoid contact with injured skin.
Storage: Store between +2掳C (35,6掳F) and +8掳C (46,4掳F).
Other Precautions: Do not store near heat or ignition sources. Avoid contact with acid.
SECTION 8. EXPOSURE CONTROLS/PERSONAL PROTECTION
Product TLV: Not known.
Respiratory Protection: None
Eye Protection: Protective chemical safety goggles where splashing is possible. Maintain eye wash fountain and quick-
drench facilities in work area.
Hand Protection: One-way gloves. Wash hands before breaks and disinfect them at end of the work.
Other Protective Equipment: Protective Clothing
SECTION 9. PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
Physical State: Lyophilized powder
Color: yellow after reconstitution
Odor: No pronounced odor
pH Value: 7- 9
Boiling Point: Approximately 100掳C
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SECTION 10. STABILITY AND REACTIVITY
Stable under ordinary conditions of use and storage (2 - 8掳C; 35,6 - 46,4掳F).
Hazardous Decomposition Products: carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxides
Hazardous Polymerization: will not occur.
Incompatibilities: sensitive to heat, strong acids, oxidizing agents, bases and heavy metals
Conditions to avoid: heat-sensitive
SECTION 11. TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Referred to potassium ferricyanide (in pure form)
Referred to the product:
LD50 Oral (mouse): 2970 mg/kg
LD50 Oral: Not known
LD50 Skin: Not known
Referred to potassium cyanide (in pure form):
LD50 Inhalation: Not known
LDLO Oral (human): 2.857 mg/kg
Irritation, skin: Not known
LD50 Oral (rat): 5 mg/kg
Irritation, eyes: Not known
LD50 Oral (mouse): 8.5 mg/kg
LD50 Oral (rabbit): 5 mg/kg
Product Toxicological Information: The toxicological properties have not been determined. May be harmful by ingestion
or prolonged contact with skin. Toxicological properties have not been thoroughly investigated.
SECTION 12. ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Use product according to good laboratory practices and avoid releasing to the environment.
Ecotoxicity (aquatic toxicity): Product contains 0.0005% potassium cyanide. Potassium cyanide concentration is below
EC directives allowed limits (0,25%, w/w). So, product is classified as not harmful to the aquatic environment, according
to the legislation in force (1999/45/CE and amendments). However, because potassium cyanide LC50/96H values for
fish are less than 0.45 mg/L, do not empty product into water or drains.
Mobility: Product is not expected either to selectively partition or to be absorbed to soil and/or sediments.
Persistence and Degradability: When released into the soil or into water, this product is not expected to persist in the
Bioaccumulative potential: The product is not expected to significantly bioaccumulate.
Other adverse effects: None
SECTION 13. DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS
Observe all Federal, State and Local laws concerning Health and Pollution.
SECTION 14. TRANSPORT INFORMATION
Transport in accordance with national and international regulations.
Is not subject to current regulations for transportation of hazardous goods (eg.GGUS/ADR, GGUE/RID, IMDG,
Must be transported at controlled temperature (2 - 8 掳C; 35.6 - 46.4 掳F). Do not compromise container integrity.
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SECTION 15. REGULATORY INFORMATION
Hazard Symbol: none
Indication of danger: none
Risk phrases: none
SECTION 16. OTHER INFORMATION
The information herein is believed to be correct as of the date hereof but is provided without warranty of any kind. The
recipient of our products is responsible for observing any laws and guidelines applicable.
Use the product according with box insert and MSDS information. Please, read the instructions for use and warning.
R 26/27/28: Very toxic by inhalation, in contact with skin and if swallowed.
R 32: Contact with acids liberates very toxic gas.
R 36/37/38: Irritation to eyes, respiratory system and skin.
R 50/53: Very toxic to aquatic organisms. May cause long-term adverse effects in the aquatic environment.
S 7:Keep container tightly closed.
S 26: In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water and seek medical advice.
S 28: After contact with skin, wash immediately with plenty of water.
S 29: Do not empty into drains.
S 36: Wear suitable protective clothing.
S 45: In case of accident or if you feel unwell, seek medical advice immediately (show the label where possible).
S 60: This material and its container must be disposed of as a hazardous waste.
S 61: Avoid release to the environment. Refer to special instructions/safety data sheets.
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