• WADA suspend accreditation of New Delhi laboratory
August 24, 2019
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has suspended the accreditation of the National Dope Testing Laboratory in New Delhi for a period of up to six months.
WADA made the decision after identifying non-conformities with international standards.
These included problems with a test which can help detect the presence of steroids in an anti-doping sample.
The suspension prevents the facility in the Indian city from carrying out any anti-doping activities, including all analyses of urine and blood samples.
All samples will have to be transferred to another WADA-accredited laboratory during its period of suspension.
"This is in order to ensure continued high-quality sample analysis, which also helps preserve athletes' confidence in this process and the wider anti-doping system," WADA said.
It is feasible the suspension could be lifted sooner than six months if the laboratory corrects the issues uncovered by WADA, but it could also be extended if it fails to do so.
Read More on: insidethegames.biz