June 30, 2009
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WADA reinstates Ankara Laboratory

WADA has reinstated the accredited laboratory in Ankara, Turkey, for anti-doping analysis as of June 30. The laboratory had been suspended for three months on March 23, 2009.

Pursuant to the International Standard for Laboratories, WADA is responsible for accrediting and re-accrediting anti-doping laboratories, as well as ensuring that they maintain the highest quality standards. This monitoring is conducted mainly through WADA’s Proficiency Testing Program and ISO assessment by independent national accreditation bodies.

During the suspension period, WADA conducted a site visit of the Ankara laboratory and ensured that proper corrective actions had been implemented.