Testing is a part of doping control process that includes testing planning, sample collection, transportation and sample analysis.
Testing is undertaken to obtain analytical evidence as to the athlete’s compliance (or non-compliance) with the strict Code prohibition on the presence/use of a prohibited substance or prohibited method. Verification of the presence of such substances is performed by means of laboratory analysis.
Standards for testing are regulated by the World Antidoping Code and the International Standard for Testing and Investigations.
According to the International Standard for Laboratories (art.5.2, 6.5) A sample analytical results should be reported to the Antidoping Organization within 10 working days after sample was delivered to laboratory.
The deadline for results submission of the analysis of the sample can be changed by agreement between the laboratory and organization conducting the testing. It may be reduced in connection with the conduct of the competition or increased in cases when it is necessary to conduct additional analysis of the sample.