Anti-Doping

History

Professional sports anti-doping poses a unique challenge for biochemical analytics due to the unusually low concentrations of target analytes commonly found in a variety of matrices. KorvaLabs was founded in 2008 (initially as Scott Analytics) on our extensive experience in applying mass spectrometry analytics to the elite sports anti-doping world. As demand within the elite and amateur sports industries continues to rise, we continue our longstanding history of exceptional service and scientifically-driven innovation.

Testimonials

“I have used KorvaLabs Labs for supplement testing for the past several years, and have found their accuracy, processing time and responsiveness to be unmatched.” Howard Jacobs, Law Offices of Howard L. Jacobs Howard Jacobs Website
“KorvaLabs is the cream of the crop when it comes to lab testing. Since the day we first started working together, we’ve received nothing but excellent service. They are our go-to partner for banned substance testing and have helped certify hundreds of products for us. Their 24 to 48-hour turnaround time is only exceeded by the immediate help you get whenever we have had questions or needed clarifications. Labdoor could not do what we do without them!” Riccardo Dina, Operations Director, Labdoor Labdoor Website
“I’ve been using KorvaLabs analytical services for years because of their rapid turnaround and excellent data quality. They’re true experts in the field, they’re reliable, and they’re great guys who will take the time to troubleshoot with you if you need it. When I founded Karma, it was a no-brainer that KorvaLabs would be our exclusive chemical analysis partner for all our projects.” –  Andrew Gray, PhD, Cofounder and CEO, Karma Biotechnologies

General Information

Liquid Chromatography / Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LS/MS/MS)

Liquid chromatography/tandem mass spectrometry provides identification of analytes of interest within a mixture based on retention time and characteristic parent/daughter ion fragmentation patterns, which provides the compound’s unique molecular fingerprint. When liquid chromatography is suitable for separation of compounds, LC/MS/MS can provide significantly greater sensitivity than the corresponding gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (i.e., GC/MS). KorvaLabs employs LC/MS/MS for the identification of substances in “white powders” – such as in the case of certification of dietary supplements – and for certain compounds in urine where GC/MS is not sufficient.

Gas Chromatography / Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS)

Like LC/MS, the related gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (i.e., GC/MS)provides identification based on retention time and ion fragmentation patterns; however, GC/MS… KorvaLabs uses GC/MS for the detection of most banned substances in urine. GC/MS is particularly important in evaluating endogenous steroid profiles.

  • Metabolism Charts
  • Target Compounds Explained

Services



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DNA: Your New Insurance Policy

  • Use DNA to protect your athletes
  • No More Observed Collections Needed
  • Drastically Cuts Down Collection Costs
  • Protect Your Sponsors/Brand Reputation
  • Comprehensive WADA Banned Substances Monitoring
  • Private and Confidential
  • Customizable Based on Your Monitoring Goals
  • Customizable for Any Budget

Supplement Certification

We provide custom analysis of supplements or other material for the purpose of establishing the existence or absence of a contaminating prohibited substance (qualitative). We can also determine the quantity of the substance found (quantitative).

Custom Anti-Doping Programs

BASIC PROGRAM


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Restricted to teams and persons with Data collected in ADAMS. This is a very affordable option for teams who would like to start with a very efficient program without spending too much money.

  • Bi-Weekly monitoring of the ADAMS profile of the athlete
  • Timely and comprehensive reports
  • A detailed analysis is provided within 3 days of the discovery of an anomaly
  • Quarterly reports are provided if there are no concerns
  • Helps keep your sponsors and stakeholders satisfied and secure
  • US$1000 per athlete per year

ELITE CUSTOMIZED ANTI-DOPING MONITORING PROGRAM

Includes everything in our Athlete Passport Monitoring Program above, PLUS:

  • Customized, private (internal) collection and testing program
  • Collections of blood and urine with a frequency customized to your needs
  • All collections are randomly scheduled from the perspective of the athlete with no advance notice
  • Biomarker tracking in blood and urine
  • Direct detection of prohibited substances found on the most current version of the WADA list of prohibited substances and methods. View WADA list
  • Contact us to discuss your program and pricing

Biomarker analysis can include:

  • Blood cell testing focusing on Hematocrit, Mean Cell Volume, Reticulocyte cell count, Hb mass, Off score and other standard blood test parameters used in the sport; and
  • Blood serum testing for Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), Luteinizing hormone (LH), and human Growth Hormone (hGH); and
  • Urinalysis of an athlete’s endogenous steroids

Consulting and Litigation Support

  • Review, opinion and general consultation on anti-doping matters and analytical results.
  • “B” Sample Observation
  • Expert Witness

Q & A Support via phone (424) 645-7575 or email

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Partners / Clients / Collaborators

Novo Nordisk

NFLPA

MLBPA

UFC

NBA

Team SKY Pro Cycling

ATP World Tour

PGA

International Association of Athletics Federations

Labdoor

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, LLP

Morgan Sports Law

Bichara e Motta Advogados

The Law Offices of Howard Jacobs