Chain of Custody Requirements for Regulatory Laboratories

Meeting Dates: 
Thursday, March 16, 2023
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Chain of Custody Requirements for Regulatory Laboratories

For regulatory laboratories, it is imperative that the evidentiary integrity of a sample is upheld through documentation proving the sample has been properly collected, transported, received, handled, processed and stored. This documentation includes chain of custody, which tracks the movement and handling of evidence from collection, storage, and analysis.

Laboratories want to generate defensible data at all times. So much work goes into the collection, submission, testing and reporting of food samples, yet one small mistake in chain of custody documentation may render that data useless. In this webinar, representatives from US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Virginia Division of Consolidated Laboratory Services (DCLS) will give insight into what elements make a strong chain of custody and how those elements have been incorporated into one state's standard operating procedures.

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