The World Anti-Doping Agency has implemented the Blood Passport in attempt to detect blood doping in athletes. The Blood Passport looks for uncommon changes overtime in reticulocytes percentage (Ret %), as a variable of the OFF-hr score, and haemoglobin concentration ([Hb]) reflecting potential doping violations. Few studies, however, have actually investigated the concurrent stability of Ret % and [Hb] in athletes over extended periods of time, none of which were measured in athletes who undergo strenuous and prolonged physical exercise.

Reticulocyte and haemoglobin profiles in elite triathletes over four consecutive seasons

BANFI , GIUSEPPE
2011

Abstract

The World Anti-Doping Agency has implemented the Blood Passport in attempt to detect blood doping in athletes. The Blood Passport looks for uncommon changes overtime in reticulocytes percentage (Ret %), as a variable of the OFF-hr score, and haemoglobin concentration ([Hb]) reflecting potential doping violations. Few studies, however, have actually investigated the concurrent stability of Ret % and [Hb] in athletes over extended periods of time, none of which were measured in athletes who undergo strenuous and prolonged physical exercise.
Young Adult; Swimming; Sex Factors; Reproducibility of Results; Doping in Sports; Running; Humans; Performance-Enhancing Substances; Bicycling; Hemoglobins; Substance Abuse Detection; Seasons; Adult; Reticulocyte Count; Time Factors; Reticulocytes; Female; Male; Athletes
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