May 27, 2010
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WADA Suspends Penang Laboratory from Anti-Doping Analyses

WADA has suspended the accreditation of the laboratory in Penang, Malaysia, from carrying out anti-doping analyses due to non-compliance with the International Standard for Laboratories (ISL) and related Technical Documents. This suspension is in effect as of May 26, 2010.

Pursuant to the ISL, WADA is responsible for accrediting and re-accrediting anti-doping laboratories, thereby ensuring that they maintain the highest quality standards. This monitoring is conducted in conjunction with ISO assessment by independent national accreditation bodies that are full members of the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC). Whenever a laboratory does not meet ISL requirements, WADA may suspend the laboratory’s accreditation.

The laboratory may appeal this decision to the Court of Arbitration for Sport within 21 days.