WADA publishes, from time to time, specific technical recommendations, addressing particular operational areas of the accredited laboratories, in a Technical Document.
The Technical Documents constitute level-2 elements of the World Anti-Doping Program, and therefore implementation of the technical recommendations described in them is mandatory and must occur by the effective date specified in the Technical Document.
Technical Documents supersede any previous publication on a similar topic, or if applicable, the International Standard for Laboratories. The document in effect is the Technical Document whose effective date most recently precedes that of sample receipt date by the laboratory.
Technical Documents currently in effect can be consulted in the Download Center to the right. Previous versions of Technical Documents are available in the Archives section below.