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Anti-Doping research within King’s Forensics includes exploiting emerging developments in chemical and biochemical analysis to improve the sensitivity, selectivity and speed of the identification and confirmation of WADA banned substances in biological matrices. Metabolomics focussed research also seeks to keep pace analytically with new molecular biomarkers of performance enhancing drugs and metabolites.

The Drug Control Centre (DCC) is the only World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) accredited laboratory in the UK and played a key role in the Anti-doping bio-analytical testing programmes for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, Cricket World Cup 2019, UEFA Euros 2020 Football Competition and Triathlon World Series 2021.

The DCC is accredited by the UK Accreditation Service (UKAS) across a range of sports, as a testing laboratory, analysing both domestic and international athletes in accordance with WADA's Prohibited List of substances.

The DCC continues to be at the forefront of advances in anti-doping science and protecting both the integrity of sport and the health of athletes. The DCC have a Home Office License to hold, supply and produce substances included in the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971.