Laboratory Accreditation

The RMTC Laboratory Accreditation Program for U.S. horse racing testing facilities is vital to the integrity of the sport. It provides the only horse racing-focused laboratory accreditation and quality assurance program in the industry. As part of the accreditation requirements, laboratories participate in an external quality assurance program (EQAP) that determines if laboratories have the capabilities required to detect substances of concern at the concentrations that are mandated by the RMTC model rule recommendations. It is the goal of the RMTC accreditation EQAP process to ensure that all laboratories are operating at the same high level of proficiency. This consistency will foster uniformity and strengthen the integrity of racing and the safety of its human and equine athletes.

All participating laboratories must be ISO 17025-accredited to apply – in addition to meeting further requirements unique to horseracing – which will be validated by laboratory proficiency testing.

Accreditation Documents

Please mail all accreditation application materials to:


401 W. Main Street

Lexington, KY 40507

For more information, contact RMTC Administrative Manager Julia Sisoumankhara at (859) 759-4081 or

Split Sample Analysis Program

Lab Director Access

This page is only for RMTC-Accredited Laboratory directors. All access requests will be approved or denied by the RMTC staff.