Who is RASL?
Racing Analytical Services Limited (RASL), is Australia’s
largest independent drug testing laboratory.
RASL is a leading international racing laboratory and provides
sophisticated drug testing services for equine, canine and human samples.
RASL personnel are globally renowned for their experience in all aspects
of drug testing and reporting.
Founded in 1988 to perform drug testing for the Victorian Racing Industry
(VRI), Racing Analytical Services Limited has been one of Australia’s
leading drug testing laboratories for more than 25 years.
As part of the quality drug testing services offered by RASL, our
experienced staff can provide expert advice to clients on all aspects
of drug analysis and reporting.
World class Laboratory accreditation
RASL is accredited to provide a comprehensive range of drug testing
and chemical analysis services to a diverse range of industries. All tests
performed by the company are backed by full NATA accreditation in compliance
with the ISO/IEC 17025.
RASL’s leadership in integrity in racing is globally recognised through our
selection by the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA),
to be one of just 5 laboratories internationally, to be recognised as an IFHA
Outstanding testing capacity
Each year RASL tests over 50,000 samples for racing codes throughout
Australia and Macau, for thousands of different drugs. The challenges of
racing drug testing ensures that the company employs the latest technology
to provide fast, efficient and accurate testing every week of the year. In
addition to this, we test over 16,000 human samples each year.
RASL takes pride in the quality and sophistication of its drug testing
techniques. With extensive experience in all aspects of drug analysis and
reporting, we aim to provide the most complete and effective drug testing
service in Australia.
In the last calendar year, RASL tested in excess of:
racing urine and
blood samples for
samples for total
human urine, oral
fluid and hair
samples for illicit
Resourced to deliver
The RASL laboratory is the best resourced laboratory of its type in Australia.
With over forty qualified and experienced staff members and more than $15m invested in the
most advanced analytical equipment available, RASL is staffed and equipped to deliver
state-of-the-art drug testing services.
RASL’s expert racing analysts utilise high-resolution mass spectrometry that is capable of
detecting hundreds of different drugs in a single sample with incredible sensitivity, and the
laboratory currently has over 20 GCMS and LCMS systems in place in a variety of configurations.
RASL is also leading the way in utilisation of robotic innovations for high volume testing.