Laboratory planning, design, and commissioning a complex process that requires multiple stages of meticulous work. The most common part of all these phases is the continuous testing that needs to be done to ensure that everything fits in the puzzle that is your laboratory and works well together.

In this infographic, we have discussed the V model for testing and validation of laboratories. Validation is key to receiving a fully commissioned and functioning laboratory. Check out our infographic to understand exactly how this approach works!

The W’s Key Pointers
What is it?
  • V-model is a type of approach used for the verification and validation of laboratories before they are commissioned
  • It’s a process that verifies every single aspect of the laboratory so that the end user receives it with full and proper functionality
  • While it has been adopted from the software development space, it’s not a very common approach in the laboratory manufacturing industry
Steps in testing
  • The process comprises four steps: Analysis, Demonstration, Inspection, Testing
  • Analysis — You need to test each equipment, furniture, accessory and building functionality to ensure it meets laboratory standards
  • Demonstration — These aspects are tested under different scenarios to see whether they can withstand changing environments and working conditions
  • Inspection — The product is visually examined post testing and also quantified as per specific testing parameters
  • Testing — Validating the product’s results in actual tested versus expected capabilities
Types
  • Single V model — Represents the products to be tested instead of the activities
  • Double V model — Add a second V to show the testing activities 
  • Triple V model — Add a third V to add failsafe to prevent false positive/ negative results

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