To step up the fight against sports doping, the Doping Control Laboratory conducts analyses in accordance with the highest scientific standards and develops methods for detecting and identifying increasingly sophisticated doping agents.
The Doping Control Laboratory is the only lab in Canada accredited by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and a number of international sports federations. In 1976 it was one of the first laboratories accredited by the sports community. Since 2004 WADA and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) have consistently renewed its accreditation.
The Doping Control Laboratory processes 15,000 samples a year to detect any of the 400 illegal drugs and doping agents.
The Doping Control Laboratory’s expertise has been sought by Major League Baseball (MLB), the National Basketball Association (NBA), the National Hockey League (NHL), the Professional Tennis Association (PTA), and various Olympic Games.
Detection of the illicit use by athletes of drugs and doping agents, such as anabolic and androgenic steroids.
Doping Control Laboratory
Institut national de la recherche scientifique
531 blvd. des Prairies
Laval, Quebec H7V 1B7