Ensure your organization effectively manages and investigates Out of Specification (OOS) results with our Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for Handling of OOS Results. Designed for life sciences organizations, this SOP provides a structured approach to identifying, investigating, and resolving OOS results, ensuring compliance with regulatory standards, and maintaining product quality.

Overview: The SOP for Handling of OOS Results offers a comprehensive framework for managing test results that fall outside predefined specifications. It outlines the necessary steps for promptly identifying, documenting, investigating, and resolving OOS results to ensure the integrity of your products and processes.

Key Sections Included in the SOP:

  1. Purpose: Defines the objectives of managing OOS results, emphasizing their importance in maintaining product quality and regulatory compliance.
  2. Scope: Specifies the types of tests and results covered by the SOP, ensuring a thorough approach to managing OOS results.
  3. Responsibilities: Outlines the roles and responsibilities of personnel involved in identifying, investigating, and resolving OOS results, promoting accountability and thoroughness.
  4. Procedure Steps: Provides step-by-step instructions for handling OOS results, including initial assessment, laboratory investigation, and full-scale investigation.
  5. Initial Assessment: Describes the immediate actions to be taken when an OOS result is identified, including notifying relevant personnel and securing the affected batch.
  6. Laboratory Investigation: Details the process for conducting a laboratory investigation to identify potential analytical errors or deviations.
  7. Full-Scale Investigation: Outlines the steps for a comprehensive investigation if the laboratory investigation does not resolve the OOS result, including root cause analysis and impact assessment.
  8. Corrective and Preventive Actions (CAPA): Details the process for implementing CAPAs to address identified issues and prevent recurrence.
  9. Documentation and Record Keeping: Emphasizes the importance of maintaining detailed records of the OOS handling process for traceability and compliance.

Why Download This SOP?

  • Ensure Compliance: Adhere to regulatory requirements and industry standards for managing OOS results.
  • Maintain Product Quality: Ensure that OOS results are thoroughly investigated and resolved to maintain the highest standards of product quality.
  • Enhance Operational Efficiency: Streamline the process for handling OOS results, reducing delays and improving response times.
  • Audit Readiness: Maintain comprehensive documentation to demonstrate compliance during internal and external audits.