Good Laboratory Practices to Use in 2024

Good Laboratory Practices to Use in 2024

Good laboratory practices, a full form of GLP, make clinical safety and health decisions both reproducible and trustworthy.

Good practices in scientific research and other regulatory compliance help ensure reliability and integrity. These practices, otherwise known as good laboratory practices, Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) are crucial to ensure the reliability, reproducibility, and integrity of scientific data generated in laboratories, thus promoting safety and quality in research and development. They help guarantee scientific rigor, the framework upon which the credibility of lab findings stands. GLP is a part of Good Practices, a collection of quality guidelines and regulations designed for ensuring that products are safe, meet their intended use, and adhere to quality processes during manufacturing, storage, control, and distribution. This blog aims to introduce good laboratory practices for 2024, their areas of use, examples, and much more. Read on to learn about good laboratory practices for 2024!

Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for 2024

SOPs are step-by-step instructions from any organization to help workers carry out their usual tasks. These procedures should be well-documented and readily available to each team member. Beyond just guidelines, there should also be forms or documents for data registration. These records must be uniform, straightforward, signed by those who fulfilled them, and dated for record keeping.

Data Recording

All of the data belonging to the study has to be captured and included in records that are stored safely. All data generated during the studies under GLP should be recorded directly, accurately, legibly, and promptly by the individuals entering the data. These entries should be signed and initialed, and dated too. This data includes the kind of test, its performance, the dates, and who oversaw it. Standard laboratory notebooks should be used, and data should be put into computers in the correct format in checked paper format or with a valid and compliant software of lab data entry.

Proper Use of the Equipment

Equipment used in a study should be inspected periodically, cleaned, maintained, and calibrated according to standard operating procedures and under legitimate GLP-certified providers. Records of these activities should be registered and maintained as well. Calibration should, where it is appropriate, be traceable to both international and national measurement standards.

Tested Items

Chemicals, reagents, and solutions should be labeled to help identify expiration dates and other specific storage instructions, like the temperature, light and darkness, and humidity. Information concerning the source, preparation date, and stability should all be available. The expiration date might be extended based on documented evaluations and other analyses.


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