WADA publishes 2016 Testing Figures Report

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WADA publishes 2016 Testing Figures Report
by ASADA Education - Monday, 30 October 2017, 9:30 AM

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) today published its 2016 Testing Figures Report (2016 Report), which summarises the results of all the samples WADA-accredited laboratories analysed and reported in WADA’s Anti-Doping Administration and Management System (ADAMS) in 2016.

Report Highlights

A 0.9 percent decrease in the overall number of samples analyzed: 303,369 in 2015 to 300,565 in 2016.

A noteworthy increase in the number of Adverse Analytical Findings (AAF): 1.26 percent in 2015 (3,809 AAFs from 303,369 samples) to 1.60 percent in 2016 (4,822 AAFs from 300,565 samples).

About 60 percent of WADA-accredited laboratories saw an increase in the total number of samples.

A relative increase in the overall number of (non-Athlete Biological Passport) blood samples analyzed: 6.98 percent in 2015 (21,176 of 303,369) to 7.75 percent in 2016 (23,298 of 300,565).

An increase of 13 percent in the number of Athlete Biological Passport samples analyzed: 25,012 in 2015 to 28,173 in 2016.

The full report is available for download on the WADA website.