Lesson Code: PGL-1206. This e-Lesson is aimed at personnel who require an overview of the purpose and mode of operation of a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS), with a focus on how samples are processed, from initial receipt in the laboratory through approval of results and batch release.

  • Category: Analytical Laboratory - GMP


After completing this e-Lesson, you will be able to:

  • Define 'LIMS' and explain its purpose
  • Describe the main functions of a LIMS
  • Explain why controlled access is essential for LIMS security
  • List examples of data recorded for sample entry in a LIMS
  • Describe how test results are handled by a LIMS including Out-of-Specification (OOS) results

KEYWORDS: Approval, Authorization, Laboratory Information Management System, Out of Specification, Release, Sample Data, Sample Status, Security, Traceability, Variables