GLP CP is a voluntary programme open to test facilities conducting studies for non-clinical health and environmental safety studies and for purpose of registering and/or licensing on test item contains in product in the following categories:

  1. industrial chemicals;

  2. feed additives;

  3. pesticides;

  4. biotechnology (non-pharmaceuticals);

  5. others


These test items are frequently synthetic chemicals, but may be of natural or biological origin and, in some circumstances may be living organisms. The purpose of the non-clinical safety testing of test items is to obtain data on their properties and/or their safety with respect to human health and the environment. Non-clinical health and environment safety studies covered by the Principles of Good Laboratory Practice include work conducted in the laboratory, in greenhouses, and in the field.

Type of studies/area of expertise on test item subjected to Standards Malaysia GLP CP in the following broad categories:

  1. physical-chemical testing
  2. toxicity studies
  3. mutagenicity studies
  4. environmental toxicity studies on aquatic and terrestrial organisms
  5. studies on behavior in water, soil and air; bioaccumulation
  6. residue studies
  7. studies on effects on mesocosms and natural ecosystems
  8. analytical and clinical chemistry testing
  9. others


Note: Test facility conducting studies on pharmaceutical, cosmetics, food additives and veterinary drugs will be inspected by National Pharmaceutical Regulatory Agency (NPRA), Ministry of Health.