For me I would be shocked if the UCI or any other sporting organisation did any testing of any sort themselves.
I have always (perhaps wrongly) seen these organisations as administrative bodies only who outsource the technical aspects of their mandate and purview. It is incredibly inefficient for any organisation to “tool-up” in every aspect of their operations, this is why organisations lease in cars or equipment, in order to defray the need for large up front capital costs as well as the need to provide ongoing maintenance for these assets .
This especially makes sense in the arena of medical testing. It is such a specialised arena that it makes no sense to incur the cost of setting up a world class lab internally, employ and train staff to use your expensive equipment and then pay for staff to keep up to date with the latest developments. The most efficient (and needless to say from a liability point of view) safer option in terms of recourse is to utilise a third party lab, of which there are many all over the world which can be used at a fraction of the cost of setting one up. (This is why BP with nearly unlimited financial clout use an organisation like Trans-Ocean to dig their wells – because of specialised expertise and cost efficiency).
So for me this Sysmex acquisition makes no sense. Who in the UCI is qualified to use this equipment? Where is it stored? Who calibrates it? Is it the only piece of advanced medical equipment they have? Without answering these questions, the machine is probably no more than a bloody paper weight.
For me this is a simple question but with answers that get very complicated.