4th WAADS QA Manager Meeting Seibersdorf, Austria, April 24-25th 2017

4th WAADS QA Manager Meeting Seibersdorf, Austria, April 24-25th 2017

On April 24th and 25th, the WADA accredited laboratory of Seibersdorf (Austria) hosted the 4th WAADS QA-meeting. At this occasion, 34 participants from 26 WADA accredited laboratories shared their thoughts on quality assurance in anti-doping analysis.

Mrs Victoria Ivanova from WADA, who is closely involved in drafting the new ISO17025 guideline, gave an excellent overview of the status of the new draft guideline with an emphasis on the changes proposed. Although not operational yet, this new guideline will have a high impact on quality assurance in accredited laboratories.

During the other technical sessions, the elements of the perfect standard operating procedure (SOP) were discussed to reach a consensus and harmonize the contents of these SOPs across the laboratories. Similarly, the first steps towards a consensus document on acceptable validation methodologies were set. This document could serve as a guideline for laboratories.

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