Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) is an internationally recognized set of principles, which provides a framework within which laboratory studies are planned, performed, monitored, recorded, reported and archived.
Laboratories undertake studies to generate data, on the basis of which, hazards and risks to users, consumers and others including environment, can be assessed. Studies can be conducted on a variety of subjects including pharmaceuticals, agro-chemical, veterinary medicines, industrial chemicals, cosmetics, food, food additives and biocides.
GLP helps assure regulatory authorities that the data submitted is a true reflection of the results obtained during the study and can therefore be relied upon when making risk/safety assessments.
The various elements of GLP includes the following :
- Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)
- Statistical procedures for data evaluation
- Instrumentation validation
- Reagent/materials certification
- Analyst certification
- Lab facilities certification
- Specimen/Sample tracking