Mexico City Laboratory Latest to be Accredited by WADA

At its recent meeting, WADA’s Executive Committee approved the accreditation of a new laboratory in Mexico City for anti-doping analysis, pending provision of final documentation.

The Mexican laboratory successfully completed WADA’s accreditation requirements, finalizing a process that began in late 2011. To receive accreditation from WADA, candidate laboratories must meet the highest quality standards, as established in the International Standard for Laboratories (ISL). The Agency’s laboratory accreditation process includes site visits, participation in WADA’s External Quality Assessment Scheme (EQAS) as monitored by WADA’s Laboratory Expert Group, and ISO assessment by independent accreditation bodies.

“We welcome the Mexico City laboratory as the 33rd WADA accredited laboratory in the world” said WADA President John Fahey.

“We look forward to the significant contributions this laboratory will make in its anti-doping analytical capacities, both in the Central American and Caribbean regions and as part of WADA’s global network.”

Two recent candidates for WADA’s laboratory accreditation process include a laboratory in Doha (Qatar) and in Ankara (Turkey).

See the Agency’s Web site for more information on WADA’s laboratory accreditation process, EQAS and ISL, and for the full list of WADA accredited laboratories.

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