8 February 2013
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Madrid laboratory accreditation reinstated

WADA has reinstated the anti-doping accreditation of the laboratory in Madrid, Spain, allowing it to resume anti-doping analysis as of February 8, 2013.

The Laboratorio de Control de Dopaje (LCD) had its accreditation suspended on December 21, 2012 for a period of three months, and has successfully complied with the requirements for early reinstatement.

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.