Abstract # 225 - Seminar
10/17/2018 - 9:20 AM - 9:50 AM - Iris Room

Utilizing a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) to meet ISO 17025 Requirements

Jeanne Mensingh - Labtopia

Laboratories striving to meet ISO 17025 requirements tend to be overrun with record keeping and traceability issues.  The manual laboratory is paperbound with logbooks, spreadsheets, and worksheets to meet the records management portion of ISO 17025.  Many of these record types include data for sample management workflows, analyst certification, result entry and verification, calculations, approvals, reporting, instrument management, stocks/reagents, and data archival.  A majority of LIMS systems have functionality to maintain each of these laboratory records electronically in a validated and secure environment.  This capability enables the laboratory to meet requirements by associating records to the sample and the analyst.  Laboratory quality assurance can rely on fully integrated work processes that ensure compliance with applicable regulations and ease of data retrieval. This presentation will provide examples and workflows of how LIMS helps the laboratory meet ISO 17025 requirements.