The fight against doping
The Norwegian Doping Control Laboratory at Aker Hospital is one of 31 WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency)-accredited laboratories around the world. Although the focus of the Norwegian Doping Control Laboratory is to render analytical services to anti-doping organizations like Antidoping Norway as well as international federations, WADA requires at least 7 % of the total budget to be spent on anti-doping research.
The laboratory is engaged in research promoting the development of methodologies in analytical chemistry for the detection of doping agents and prohibited methods, as well as the identification of novel doping trends and pharmacological studies on doping agents and methods. Detection of new drugs (steroids and their metabolites, erythropoiesis stimulating agents), as well as the use of longitudinal profiles of indirect markers for doping (hematological, endocrine), have been the laboratory’s research focus areas.