Registration of Laboratories

The DLA supports the registration of all labs with the MHRA, and the inspection of labs by the MHRA. However, the lack of inspections and the lack of consistency in the standard of the inspections that take place, has resulted in labs not registering with the MHRA.

Currently the system is held in disrepute in the industry, the DLA feel that to correct the current situation the following action should be implemented and supported.

1. Lobby for the publication of the MHRA lab register – ensuring labs will be quickly identified if not registered.

2. Encourage a third party audit system that would ensure labs are complying with
the law.

3. Support the position of the European Federation of Laboratory owners (FEPPD) on registration of laboratories.