Anti-Doping Updates: WADA releases updated technical documents

Anti-Doping Updates: WADA releases updated technical documents

By Brad Culp on 20/05/10 at 6:52 pm

The ITU Anti-doping Team would like to call attention to the fact that the World Anti-doping Agency has released updated technical documents on the following items:

•  Minimum Required Performance Levels for Detection of Prohibited Substances;
•  Harmonization of Analysis and Reporting of 19-Norsteroids related to Nandrolone;
•  WADA Technical Documents Index;
•  Identification Criteria for Qualitative Assays Incorporating Column Chromatography and Mass Spectrometry;
• Decision Limits for the Confirmatory Quantification of Threshold Substances.

A new Technical Document has also been published and can be found on the WADA website which states:

“These documents, which are mandatory complementary documents to the International Standard for Laboratories, will take effect on September 1, 2010.
In order to incorporate the most recent scientific advances to improve the detection levels of prohibited substances, these Technical Documents were amended by WADA’s Laboratory Expert Group.

Draft versions of the “Identification Criteria for Qualitative Assays Incorporating Column Chromatography and Mass Spectrometry,” as well as the new Technical Document “Decision Limits for the Confirmatory Quantification of Threshold Substances,” were circulated to stakeholders in October and November 2009 for consultation and review. Relevant comments and revisions to the texts were discussed by the Laboratory Expert Group at its December 9-11, 2009 and March 6-7, 2010 meetings and incorporated into the final versions of the documents.

“Minimum Required Performance Levels for Detection of Prohibited Substances,” “Harmonization of Analysis and Reporting of 19-Norsteroids related to Nandrolone” and “WADA Technical Documents Index” Technical Documents were updated for consistency with the new and updated Technical Documents. The final versions were subsequently approved by WADA’s Executive meeting at its May 8, 2010 meeting.

WADA’s Technical Documents reflect the constant endeavour toward further worldwide harmonization of laboratory-related anti-doping rules and activities.
Click here for the documents.”

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