The influence of the tourniquet time on hematological testing for antidoping purposes.

@article{Lippi2006TheIO,
  title={The influence of the tourniquet time on hematological testing for antidoping purposes.},
  author={Giuseppe Lippi and Gian Luca Salvagno and G. Pietro Solero and Gian Cesare Guidi},
  journal={International journal of sports medicine},
  year={2006},
  volume={27 5},
  pages={
          359-62
        }
}
Hematological manipulation to optimize aerobic performances is a serious problem in elite and professional sports and the approach to identify blood doping is as yet challenging. In most cases, the current strategy contemplates a first stage of analysis, based on the application of arbitrary threshold for hemoglobin or hematocrit, followed by second-generation blood tests, or the adoption of an individual hematological passport. To establish the influence of preanalytical variables on the… CONTINUE READING

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