22 July 2010

WADA Publishes Criteria for Approval of Non-Accredited Laboratories for Athlete Biological Passport Analyses

At its May 8 meeting, WADA’s Executive Committee endorsed criteria in order to approve non-WADA accredited laboratories (e.g., clinical, forensic laboratories) for blood analyses in support of the Athlete Biological Passport.

This has been due to the consideration that the current network of WADA accredited laboratories may be geographically limited to fully serve the practical development of the Athlete Biological Passport, for some regions of the world in particular.

Therefore, WADA has developed the following criteria for non-WADA accredited laboratories that have the capacity to analyze blood variables and wish to join the network of laboratories under provision 6.1 (“Use of Approved Laboratories”) of the World Anti-Doping Code.