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

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