May 27, 2013
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WADA reinstates Bangkok Laboratory for IRMS testing

WADA has reinstated the accredited laboratory in Bangkok, Thailand, for isotope ratio mass spectrometry (IRMS) anti-doping analysis as of May 24.

The National Doping Control Centre, Mahidol University laboratory had been suspended from carrying out IRMS testing since November 20, 2012.

During the suspension period, WADA conducted a document audit and compliance testing, and in collaboration with their ISO accrediting body ensured that proper corrective actions had been implemented.

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.