LGC expands Lexington, KY, anti-doping facility

LGC Lexington Expansion Opening

LGC has officially opened its expanded facility in Lexington, KY.

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The laboratory, which provides unrivalled and internationally trusted expertise in doping control for sports, has expanded as a result of the continued growth of its US supplements business combined with the anticipated expansion of its US animal sports business.
 
David Griffiths, Managing Director of LGC’s Laboratory and Managed Services division, said, “Since 2010, LGC has positively contributed to integrity and welfare in horse-racing in Kentucky and other US jurisdictions. LGC has more than 50 years of anti-doping experience and 175 years of high-quality analytical chemistry experience and we are delighted to open this expanded site and to showcase our continued growth and ongoing commitment to the Commonwealth of Kentucky.”

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LGC is both ISO and Racing Medication Testing Consortium accredited and has provided equine drug testing services at its Lexington laboratory since opening in 2010. LGC successfully performed the drug testing for the equine competitors in the 2012 and 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games, and the Lexington facility has tested for such high-profile events as the Kentucky Derby and the 2011 and 2015 Breeders’ Cup - and continues to provide services to several racing jurisdictions in the US, the UK and other global territories.

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As well as equine and animal anti-doping, LGC also delivers the world-renowned Informed-Sport and Informed-Choice programs – the only globally-recognised assurance programs for sports supplements. 

Informed-Sport and Informed-Choice have supported clean sport for almost a decade by minimising the risk of an athlete inadvertently committing a doping violation due to the consumption of a contaminated supplement. Approximately 440 products are registered on Informed-Sport, and 270 products on Informed-Choice, while 29 manufacturing facilities and 19 raw materials are also certified, enabling the sports supplements industry to increase the levels of quality assurance of its products.