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Testing

Results management

The Tank

 

ASADA can store samples in its deep freeze facility, called the Tank, for up to eight years, and retrospectively analyse the samples to detect prohibited substances and methods, and enforce
sanctions against athletes.

If ASADA is advised by the laboratory that a sample has recorded an adverse analytical finding, which is the presence or evidence of use of a substance or doping method on the WADA Prohibited List, you
will be notified.

If your ‘A’ sample, whether urine or blood (where an A and B sample were collected) returns an adverse analytical finding, you have the right to have the ‘B’ sample analysed to confirm the result.

If your ‘A’ sample returns an adverse analytical finding, ASADA can test your ‘B’ sample without your consent.

ASADA also collects urine and blood samples for profiling purposes. If following the review of an athlete’s profile ASADA considers further investigations is required, we may contact you for more information.

 

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Lab testing of an athlete's sample

Lab testing of an athlete's sample.