January 2013

Keeping sport clean with LoGiCal® reference standards

The Anti-Doping Control Laboratory at Barcelona’s Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute (IMIM) is a world-recognized facility performing dope testing of athletes and animals for national and international sporting events, and was an early adopter of LGC Standards LoGiCal range of reference materials.

Immaculada Figuera, a chemist in the laboratory, explained, “We test around 4,000 human and animal samples a year from sporting events around the world, screening urine, blood and serum samples for controlled substances. We perform a wide range of gas and liquid chromatography-based protocols, and use LoGiCal reference standards for both qualitative and quantitative analyses.”

“The quality of our reference standards is vital to the analytical sensitivity of our techniques and, as an ISO 17025 accredited laboratory, it is essential that these standards are provided with a detailed Certificate of Analysis. LoGiCal standards combine high quality with excellent value for money, and we look closely at the LGC Standards’ product range when we need to purchase reference materials. We have always found LGC Standards easy to work with, and the company offers fast delivery.”

The LoGiCal product range focuses on the clinical and forensic sectors, and provides laboratories with access to over 1,000 of the most widely used standard reference materials. To learn more about the LoGiCal product range, visit www.lgcstandards.com.