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Release of ORA Laboratory Analytical Results to the Responsible Party Guidance for Food and Drug Administration Staff March 2019

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This document provides guidance for FDA staff regarding the release of final and, in some circumstances, preliminary Office of Regulatory Affairs (ORA) laboratory analytical results to the responsible party. This policy applies to samples collected during FDA regulatory activities and analyzed in ORA laboratories.  It applies to FDA personnel assigned to deliver and discuss ORA laboratory analytical results with the responsible party. The policy does not require the responsible party to file a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for the records.

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All written comments should be identified with this document's docket number: FDA-2019-D-1163.

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