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Doping Control station

The Doping Control Station (DCS) must be located inside the competition venue, close to the playing hall, athletes' changing rooms and the athletes' medical care room. To ensure athlete privacy, the Doping Control Station must be inaccessible to the public, located away from the media and spectator areas and guarded by a security officer who may only grant access to authorised persons. Doping control signs must be hung on the door of the Doping Control Station as well as in the corridors to indicate the way to the doping control area. The signs should be in English and French ("Doping Control/Contrôle de dopage")



Sanitary and sterile conditions must prevail at all times, therefore the Doping Control Station must have easily cleanable walls and floors made of hygienic materials, and the room must not be used for any other purpose (storage, office, medical room, toilets, etc.). It should be well-lit and air-conditioned.

A secure route must be ensured from the Doping Control Station to the parking spaces to ensure safe transport of the samples.

The doping control area must contain the following areas:

WAITING AREA
Dimensions
Min: 15-24 m²
Ceiling height: 2.70-2.80 m
Door height: 2.30 m
Coverings Floor: Tiles or synthetic material
Walls: Washable surface
Equipment At least 10 comfortable seats, tables, a fridge with drinks and refreshments, satellite TV and sufficient reading material.


SAMPLE-TAKING AREA(S)

Dimensions Qty: Preferably two
Min: 19 m²
Ceiling height: 2.70-2.80 m
Door height: 2.30 m
Coverings Floor: Tiles or synthetic material
Walls: Washable surface
Equipment One desk, 5 chairs, a table for the samples, one cupboard, a small refrigerator for the samples, a large rubbish bin and an armchair.
A reclining armchair, if blood samples are to be taken.


TOILETS
Dimensions Qty. 2
Min: 1.00 x 1.50 m (preferably 1.50 x 1.5 0m)
Coverings Floor: Tiles or synthetic material
Walls: easy to clean tiles or washable surface
Equipment Front-facing mirror or mirror with a ¾ reflection positioned at toilet-seat level, wash basin, toilet paper and soap.


BATHROOM
Size Qty: 1, if possible accessible only from sample-taking areaMin: 4 m²
Coverings Flooring: Waterproof non-slip material that allows the water to drain easily during cleaning
Walls: Washable surface and tiles
Equipment Shower, toilet, wash basin, soap, front-facing mirror or mirror with a ¾ reflection positioned at toilet


Mandatory list of equipment/ consumables useful for a doping control procedure

  • Portable refractometer
  • pH meter or pH sticks
  • Full doping control kit of urine sampling
  • Doping control set for partial urine samples
  • Urine collection vessels 175 ml
  • (*) Doping-control blood-kit for blood collection (tourniquet, venipuncture tubes etc)
  • Centrifuge, centrifuge tubes and phials for doping control blood samples.
  • Armbands for Doping Control Officers
  • Cool packs
  • Lots and bags for the selection of the players to be tested
  • Secure transport bag for doping control samples
  • Security seals for the secure transport bag
  • Disposable cover roll, 50 cm width, for the examining table
  • Sterile disinfectant wipes or swabs
  • Latex surgical gloves
  • (*) Pasteur pipettes (for blood sampling only)
  • (*) Water for injection
  • Individually sealed caffeine-free and non-alcoholic beverages.


(*) These items only concern the collection of blood samples if FIBA decides so.