Standard analyzer introduced by WADA at all laboratories approved for ABP controls

World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) announced that it has coordinated the simultaneous introduction of identical hematology analyzers at all WADA-accredited and approved laboratories throughout the world to further enhance precision and consistency of doping controls carried out as part of the Athlete Biological Passport (ABP) program.

These Sysmex XN-1000 automated hematology analyzers, which are operational globally from June 3, 2019 produce results that are more comparable and traceable over time.

Blood samples taken from athletes as part of the ABP program are analyzed at 30 WADA-accredited or approved laboratoriesaround the world. The ABP was introduced in 2009 to monitor variations of athletes’ blood parameters over time, indirectly revealing blood manipulations – a method that complements conventional doping controls, which test directly for banned substances.

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