The Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency (CPMA) uses accredited laboratories to test for performance enhancing drugs in race horses, designed to deter the uncontrolled use of drugs or medication in race horses participating in pari-mutuel races. Urine or blood samples are collected from horses before or after a race and are analyzed at an official laboratory contracted to the CPMA as part of the Equine Drug Control Program.
The Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency Reference & Research Laboratory produces proficiency tests and quality assurance samples which satisfy the needs of the programs served and meet the requirements established by the international standards community. The Laboratory is accredited as a Forensic Toxicology laboratory and a recognized Proficiency Testing Provider by the Standards Council of Canada. (Canada)