The focus of NADA's testing department is planning, coordinating and developing doping controls in German elite sports. Controls are organized both outside and within competitions (out-of and in-competition tests) to protect clean athletes. In addition to intelligent controlling and distribution of tests, the testing department is also responsible for assigning various analysis methods to be carried out at exclusively WADA accredited laboratories.
All doping tests that are carried out by NADA are carried out according to the International Standard for Testing and Investigations (ISTI). Moreover, the testing division ensures the quality of controls and a uniform control system in Germany, by ensuring standardized processes, a professionally trained control staff, and clearly defined rights and duties.