Truesdail Laboratories has conducted veterinary testing for over 70 years, analyzing tens of thousands of biological specimens per year for the presence of performance altering and therapeutic drugs. We test racing animals (equine and canine), horse and livestock shows, and exhibitions. Truesdail uses state-of-the-art instrumentation to provide highly sensitive screening and identification for a vast variety of drug compounds.
Our Drug Testing Laboratory has extensive cross training in each key area including UHPLC/HRMS, LC/MS/MS, GC/MS, ICP/MS, and immunoassay operations. Our highly experienced Chemists have on average over 14 years’ experience drug testing for racehorses. Their experience, combined with state-of-the-art instrumentation provide accurate analytical results and industry leading turnaround time.
Truesdail currently performs animal drug testing for many U.S. states – Arkansas, Delaware, Idaho, Maryland, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming — and the countries of Mexico, Panama, and Columbia. Additionally, we provide split-sample testing to almost every racing jurisdiction in the U.S. and several foreign countries. The U.S. map below color-delineates the states where Truesdail has, or is currently, conducting testing.
Our procedures are reviewed and accepted under our accreditations for ISO/IEC 17025, ILAC G-7, and RMTC. Since 2009, Truesdail Laboratories is fully accredited to ISO/IEC 17025 for all parameters required by drug testing programs. In 2013 Truesdail was the first lab in the U.S. to add Cobalt analysis onto our ISO/IEC 17025 scope. In 2014 Truesdail was one of the first five U.S. labs to receive accreditation from Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC). Our Technical Director, Dr. Anthony Fontana, and Chief Science Officer, Dr. Norman Hester continue to serve on the RMTC’s Scientific Advisory Committee.
Our staff’s experience in drug testing, coupled with our forensic science expertise, enables us to give “expert witness” testimony at hearings and in court cases. We have done so in dozens of cases in Arkansas, California, Kentucky, Oregon, and Indiana.
In addition to contracting with state racing commissions, state fairs, and other events we offer Pre and Post Purchase drug screening to veterinarians and individuals. Our expertise and experience in the competitive world of show and race animals allows Truesdail the unique ability to understand your needs and to ensure the health and well-being of your animals to protect your investment. We offer a variety of different levels of testing as well as individual drug tests to meet your testing needs, if you don’t see what you need our expert chemists can provide assistance, in addition to the compounds listed on our request form Truesdail routinely screens for over 1,800 compounds. Truesdail’s scientific experts have designed our drug screens to detect the presence or absence of medication, performance enhancing drugs, steroids, drugs of abuse or their metabolites in blood or urine samples.