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SAIDS Sample Collection Personnel (SCP) Training Course – 2023

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This doping control training course complies with the World Anti-Doping Code (Code) and the International Standard for Testing and Investigations (ISTI). It details the procedures for the collection of urine and blood samples for doping control purposes.

This course includes information on planning and preparation, notification of athletes, sample collection, post-test processing, and administration to prepare collected samples for transport to the laboratory for the analysis of prohibited substances and methods. This course also covers roles of sample collection personnel.


The protection of athletes and doping control personnel is of paramount importance when collecting urine or blood samples for doping control purposes. Hence, the process must be carried out by trained personnel according to stipulated procedures so that the security and integrity of samples are maintained at all times.