Ann Pharm Fr. 1998 ; 56(1): 40-4.
[Guidelines to good execution of analysis: some applications and developments. Laboratoire d'Analyses de Biologie Me'dicale Lecoeur]
Laboratoire d'Analyses de Biologie MÃ©dicale Lecoeur, Laboratoire de Belleville, Paris.
The decree concerning the Guidelines for Good Execution of Analyses (GGEA) promulgated on December 4, 1994 entered into application on January 1, 1995. The definition and necessity for the GGEA is discussed in the first part of this article. Actually, the GGEA is a revolutionary change for biology laboratories which must now work within the framework of precise guidelines. This may raise certain problems for private laboratories. The goal of the GGEA is to assure good quality analyses and thus patient care. It is designed as a positive aid for the biologist. Thus after two years of application, it is time to improve the initial text taking into account experience in the field. In the future, the official authorities and leaders in the profession will have to choose between the GGEA and official approval.