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LABORATORY AUDITS AS A TOOL FOR SUSTAINED COMPLIANCE

Regular audits should be a key component of every laboratory quality management system. Audits are intended to confirm:



Most laboratory quality standards have a requirement to perform regular internal audits. Having your laboratory audited by an independent entity is an indispensable tool in achieving comprehensive regulatory compliance, and perhaps more importantly, can be used to improve and optimise laboratory systems and processes.


For an established laboratory seeking assistance with its quality systems an audit is often a good starting point to identify requirements



We can perform two types of audit to achieve comprehensive coverage:



In addition we can also perform audits of your vendors to confirm they meet your requirements.


However, irrespective of the type, the number of weaknesses or deficiencies that will be discovered during an audit will depend on its comprehensiveness and the time spent on the inspection.