Magyar Antidopping Csoport

Stakeholder consultation process for new Technical Document on DBS

Montreal, 3 March 2021

Dear Colleagues,
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) invites stakeholders to participate in a consultation process for the new Technical Document (TD) on Dried Blood Spots (DBS) for Doping Control (TD2021DBS), which is set to come into force on 1 September 2021. All stakeholders are invited to review the TD2021DBS and make recommendations by 31 March 2021, using WADA’s online consultation platform, WADAConnect

The TD2021DBS aims to harmonize DBS testing by providing specific requirements and procedures for DBS sample collection, transport, analysis and storage. For more information on the TD2021DBS, please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions document in WADAConnect.

The application of DBS in the anti-doping context was developed as part of a collaborative effort between WADA and anti-doping stakeholders around the world, including the International Olympic Committee, the China Anti-Doping Agency, the International Testing Agency and the United States Anti-Doping Agency, with additional financial support from Anti-Doping Switzerland, Sport Integrity Australia and the Japan Anti-Doping Agency.

WADA’s TDs provide specific technical requirements to Anti-Doping Organizations and WADA-accredited laboratories. As part of WADA’s mandate to enhance anti-doping activities under the World Anti-Doping Code, TDs are occasionally developed to reflect scientific and technological advances in the performance of anti-doping tests and the reporting of test results. They are refined and revised in consultation with WADA stakeholders.
For any questions related to the above, we invite you to contact

We thank you in advance for your feedback.
Best regards,
World Anti-Doping Agency
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The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is the international independent organization created in 1999 to promote, coordinate and monitor the fight against doping in sport in all its forms. The Agency is composed and funded equally by the sports movement and governments of the world. Its key activities include scientific research, education, development of anti-doping capacities and monitoring of the World Anti-Doping Code - the document harmonizing regulations regarding anti-doping in all sports and all countries.