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Labdoor currently offers three certification programs: Purity, Sport, and Accuracy. Below are the qualification standards for each certification. A product must pass all qualification standards for a given certification program to earn that Labdoor certification.

PURITY

Labdoor’s Purity certification indicates that a product tested at or below the certification limit for all heavy metals and microbiological contaminants on this list:

Compound Certification Limit Unit
Arsenic 10 mcg/serving
Cadmium 4.1 mcg/serving
Lead 15 mcg/serving
Mercury 0.3 mcg/serving
Yeast and Molds 100 cfu/g
Salmonella Absent in 10 g -
Staphylococcus aureus Absent in 10 g -
Escherichia Coli Absent in 10 g -
Total Oxidation* 26 meq/kg
* Required in oils only.

SPORT

Labdoor’s Sport certification indicates that a product tested at or below the certification limit for all banned substances on the WADA Banned Substance list.

Compounds Certification Limit Detection Limit
WADA Banned Substance list 1ng/g ~100 femtogram/g

ACCURACY

Labdoor’s Accuracy certification indicates that a product tested at or above the certification limit for all active ingredients within the range of analytical variance.

Compounds Certification Limit
Active Ingredients 95% of label claim*
*Products are provided with a 5% allowance under their label claims to account for analytical variance.

The following categories will also have additional analyses conducted to ensure quality:

Category Additional Testing Requirements
Probiotics Verification of Live/Dead/Injured CFU

Result Reporting

The testing results will first be delivered privately to the applicant. If a product fails any qualification standards, Applicant has 5 business days to challenge these results. If no challenge is issued, the results will be published on Labdoor.com in the next 5-10 business days.

The publication of failing testing results will be handled as follows:

  1. Testing results for a failed product lot will be added to that product’s listing on Labdoor.com if any units of that failed lot were sold to the public.
  2. Testing results for a failed product lot will not be added to that product’s listing on Labdoor.com if Applicant submits proof that no units from this lot have been distributed.

Challenge Process

The Challenge Process is a venue for applicants to provide evidence that counters Labdoor’s results. To initiate a challenge against a failed certification, Applicant must submit a Certificate of Analysis (CoA) from an independent FDA-registered laboratory to Labdoor with testing results that show that the product passes all qualification standards for a Labdoor certification.

Labdoor will select a FDA-registered laboratory that did not perform Applicant’s or Labdoor’s original analyses to conduct one final analysis for the challenge. If the final analysis confirms the failed certification, then Applicant will reimburse Labdoor for the cost of this challenge, equal to the cost of the original certification. If the final analysis overturns the failed certification with testing results that show the product passes all qualification standards for a Labdoor certification, then Labdoor will issue a certification for this product and Applicant will not be responsible for certification costs.