Analysis of dietary supplements

Analysis of dietary supplements

General information

The National Anti-Doping Laboratory has developed and implemented in practice methods that allow the analysis of dietary supplements and specialized food products for athletes’ nutrition in solid, liquid and soft forms to detect prohibited substances in sport (doping) (anabolic steroids, diuretics and stimulants).

Regulatory documents for registration and circulation of dietary supplements and specialized athletes’nutrition that are valid on the territory of the Eurasian Customs Union and the Republic of Belarus:

Methods of analysis

  • gas chromatography-mass spectrometry;
  • liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry.

The analysis procedure

To initiate the analysis of dietary supplements / specialized food products for athletes’ nutrition (hereinafter referred to as Samples) in the National Anti-Doping Laboratory you must provide:

  • a completed application form for analysis;
  • information on the composition of Samples in electronic or written form.

  • The application must include the full name of the provided samples, for example, Specialized food product for athletes’ nutrition "Energy".

Conclusion of a contract

After submission of the application and the Samples a contract on the analysis between the Customer and the National Anti-Doping Laboratory is concluded. The cost of work is determined by the National Anti-Doping Laboratory, separately for each test, depending on the amount and content of work performed, according to specifications, which are an integral part of the contract. The Customer makes a 100% prepayment of work according to the invoice for each test separately.

Sample Requirements

The Customer is responsible for the provided Samples and accuracy of the provided information.

Samples are provided by the Customer in the unopened packaging of the manufacturer with the original label, on which is clearly visible:

  • sample name;
  • batch number;
  • date of manufacture;
  • expiration date;
  • composition.

When the Customer provides the opened packaging, packaging without a label or the packaged Samples in non-original manufacturer packaging, it is necessary to provide a document certified by the manufacturer or the applicant containing reliable above information about the sample.

Requirements for the amount of provided Sample:

  • not less than 30 g for Samples in solid form;
  • not less than 30 ml for Samples in liquid form.

If the Sample is packaged by the manufacturer in a smaller mass or volume packages, it is necessary to provide several packages of this Sample with a total mass/volume of at least 30 g/30 ml with the same batch number.

If there are different flavor compositions of the Sample with the same name, each composition is paid and analyzed separately. A separate test report is issued for each composition.

Time of analysis

Samples analysis is carried out within 35 working days from the moment of Customer’s payment for the test.

Analysis result

The result of the analysis for each Sample is provided to the Customer in the form of a test report. Test results apply only to Samples provided by the Customer.

The test report cannot be used by the Customer for advertising purposes.

The test report is not subject to reproduction, replication and distribution without a permission of the Establishment of Health «National Anti-Doping Laboratory».

 The decision rule for conformity assessment