Recognizing a critical need for independent means of quality control and method validation within laboratory doping analysis, the Partnership for Clean Competition has funded the production of certified anti-doping reference materials for banned substance analysis. The project, entitled “Production of a certified reference material to support GC-C-IRMS confirmation of adverse analytical findings for synthetic forms of endogenous anabolic androgenic steroids.” is being led by Dr. Paul Armishaw of the National Measurement Institute of Australia .
The materials are intended to provide essential identify confirmation for a number of analytes and include references for IRMS analysis of steroids, the LC-MS/MS assay for Growth Hormone biomarkers, and a serum-based single point calibrator for the IGF-1 LC-MS/MS assay.
The PCC hopes the materials provide additional opportunities for labs to confidently benchmark their own methods, while contributing to high-quality and accurate measurements which are comparable across the global suite of WADA-accredited laboratories.
PCC reference materials are uniquely available to WADA-accredited laboratory directors. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org  for information regarding specific materials available and how to acquire them.