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Reference Materials to detect Growth Hormone Biomarkers

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 [1].

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 jcelmer@cleancompetition.org [2] for information regarding specific materials available and how to acquire them.