The Chemical Analytics, part of the Seibersdorf Laboratories, hosts the only Austrian doping control laboratory accredited by WADA. It is one of 35 around the world. Our customers are various National Anti-Doping Organizations (NADOs) and international sports federations as well.
During the years 1999 – 2001 a laboratory for analysis of doping control samples was established in Seibersdorf as a common initiative of our company, the Austrian Anti-Doping Committee, the Austrian Olympic Committee and the Ministry for Public Affairs and Sports. After a successful testing phase accreditation was obtained in 2002 from the International Olympic Comité (IOC). 2004 the agenda of the IOC was transferred to the World-Anti-Doping-Agency (WADA).
To be legitimated for doping control analyses WADA accreditation is a necessity. In addition an accreditation as a testing laboratory according to EN ISO/IEC 17025, a standard which stipulates an adequate quality assurance system for the analytical work, is required.