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Print Save to File Printable View of: Module 6: SOP File: Overview File: Definition and Purpose Overview Module 6: Standard Operating Procedures Overview A standard operating procedure (SOP) is a document containing a detailed description of the equipment, apparatus, and methods employed in an analysis. The use of official SOPs are required by some governmental agencies and granting organizations. Sources for these official SOPs are discussed. SOPs cover not only the analysis of chemicals but also the preparation of reagents, maintenance of equipment, and so on. The preparation of an SOP and the procedures followed when they are modified or revised are discussed. Objectives At the end of this module students should: Know the purpose(s) for having a standard operating procedure (SOP) Know the location of published SOPs Know the types of information included in an SOP Know how to prepare an SOP Have an understanding of the steps that must be taken to modify and/or revise an SOP Assignment Please note: The assignment is listed below and again on the final page of this module. You should consider the assignment questions as you read through the module content, then submit your assignment using the assignment submission form on the final page of this module. Prepare the Standard Operating Procedure for the calibration of a piece of equipment that you are familiar with e.g. HPLC, GC, MS etc. Definition and Purpose Module 6: Standard Operating Procedures Page 1 of 10 Module 6: SOP 8/2/2009 ..
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File: Official SOPs Definition and Purpose A standard operating procedure has been defined as "a written document that details the method for an operation, analysis, or action with thoroughly prescribed techniques and steps and that is officially approved as the method for performing certain routine or repetitive tasks." (Reference: EPA Guidance for Quality Assurance Project Plans , EPA QA-G5, EPA/600/R-98/018 Office of Research and Development, Washington, DC, 1998.) Whenever possible, analytical work done for studies funded by the EPA must be performed using official methods. Likewise, the FDA requires approved SOPs for the analysis of a wide variety of drugs and chemicals. Other funding agencies and accreditation bodies also prefer the use of official SOPs because they ensure that the analyses are conducted properly. Furthermore, one can then be confident that interlaboratory results are comparable when all the laboratories are using the same method to obtain the data. Although the methods to obtain the data in DNA laboratory may vary slightly between laboratories, all methods used must be validated prior to use. This generally means that the method should be published in a peer reviewed journal particularly if it uses an entirely new procedure.
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