WADA announces self-suspension of the Helsinki Laboratory


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The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) announces that the Doping Control Laboratory in Helsinki, Finland (Helsinki Laboratory) has advised WADA that it wishes to self-suspend its anti-doping activities while it finalizes its plan to re-locate to a new facility, under a new host organization. 

Accordingly, WADA has agreed to suspend the Helsinki Laboratory’s accreditation, effective 15 February 2019; and, during the period of suspension, the Laboratory will not be able to carry out any analyses of urine and/or blood samples for anti-doping purposes.


The Stockholm Laboratory / Foto: ©Karolinska


As the Helsinki Laboratory’s suspension is not related to an analytical or compliance issue, it may apply for reinstatement once the transfer to a new location and host organization is completed; and, once it has met stipulated conditions to restart operations in accordance with the International Standard for Laboratories (ISL) and its related Technical Documents.


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SOURCE:      wada-ama.org        

PUBLISHED: February 13, 2019