What is LGC?
LGC is a world-renowned sports doping control and research laboratory, with over 50 years of expertise in anti-doping in sport. LGC has published over 300 scientific papers on methods for detection of trace levels of substances that are prohibited in sport and has over 450 man-years of research into doping control.
LGC's testing capability for supplements/ingredients includes the analysis of over 146 substances that are considered prohibited in sport and substances that pose a threat in respect of product contamination. These substances include anabolic agents, stimulants, beta-2-agonists, recreational drugs, masking agents, etc.
Testing methods used for a range of substances from these categories have been validated and accredited to the ISO 17025 standard in supplements/ingredients, in each of the relevant matrices: powders, bars, liquids, capsules, tablets, etc., with defined method capabilities/reporting limits. LGC has held this accreditation since 2003, granted by UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service, see www.ukas.com: laboratory no. 1187).
Other prohibited substances tested for are not explicitly covered within the ISO 17025 accreditation schedule for supplements/ingredients; however, similar analytical methods and quality control procedures are employed to those used for the analysis of the accredited compounds.
As a doping control laboratory, LGC works directly with sports authorities, national anti-doping organisations, and national governing bodies worldwide. Providing advice and expert support, LGC is able to represent the views of partners and assist in the shaping of future regulation.