A Prince George’s County family said a box of coronavirus test specimens that were bound for a D.C. laboratory was erroneously sent to their home recently — and now they can’t seem to find any takers.

The box, delivered by UPS, comes from Tampa, Fla., and contains small plastic bags marked “BIOHAZARD” with samples inside, WTTG-TV (Channel 5) reported Monday.

One label on the box was addressed to Curative DC Lab in the District but two additional labels had an address for a woman in Bowie.

“Because she just started a new job in the medical field as well, she thought it was something work-related, which is why she opened it,” Tia Hunt, the woman’s mother, told WTTG.

Hunt said her daughter also received a second package actually meant for her the same day, likely explaining the label error.

After realizing what was in the misdelivered box, Hunt made calls to county and state health officials to find out what should be done with it. Meanwhile, a UPS representative told her no one will pick up the box after it was opened.

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