A QC Analyst focuses on testing substances for compliance to standards and requirements. This could be at the start of the production process (Raw Materials), during production itself (In Process) or at the end of manufacture (Finished Product). A QC Analyst utilises lab skills (chemistry usually, but could also include physical test methods) to test and measure materials, generally in a manufacturing field such as pharmaceutical manufacturing, chemical manufacturing, and other industry sectors. A QC Analyst ensures that experiments are completed according to established Standard Operating Practices (SOPs), and also Good Laboratory Practices (GLP). Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) is also adhered to for in process testing.