Thank you for your reply.
This pathology lab actually has 9 pathologists on the payroll, ALL of the GLP studies at this facility go through this one pathologist (that is married to the QA manager). The pathologist is not part of Test Site Management (the Test Site Management team is at a completely different facility unrelated to the pathology lab) or the Archivist. No other pathologists at the pathology lab are ever asked to participate on the GLP studies. So ALL GLP studies will always go through the same pathologist and QA manager. The owner/Manager of the pathology lab does not see the relationship as a problem. However my concern is that since ALL of the GLP studies will ALWAYS be performed by the same pathologist and QA person (reminder: husband and wife), this would appear to be a conflict. In other words, who has the final say, the pathologist or QA? I know the way the Owner/Manager of the pathology lab sees this is as long as any errors found during an inspection or audit is corrected, it does not need to be a concern to the Test Facility or Study Director.