Current implementation and future of the Athlete Biological Passport.

@article{Sottas2012CurrentIA,
  title={Current implementation and future of the Athlete Biological Passport.},
  author={P E Sottas and Alan R Vernec},
  journal={Bioanalysis},
  year={2012},
  volume={4 13},
  pages={1645-52}
}
During the last four decades, the main instrument at the disposal of anti-doping authorities has been the detection of prohibited substances in biological samples collected from athletes. However, the availability of substances identical to those produced by the human body, such as EPO, testosterone and GH, necessitated a new drug-testing paradigm. From the early 2000's, the Athlete Biological Passport (ABP) was proposed as an alternative means to drug testing. Doping leaves a characteristic… CONTINUE READING