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posted on 2023-05-18, 15:15 authored by James Young, Noel G McElvaneyNoel G McElvaney

The use and abuse of performance enhancing drugs (doping) is rife in professional sport. The detection of doping is an extremely important task because it ensures athletes’ safety. It also maintains standards of acceptable training practices, whatever they are determined to be. In 2007, successes and key challenges in doping detection involved anabolic steroids and peptide hormones. Genetic doping is expected in the not too distant future, and will present new difficulties for current detection practices 



The original article is available at Part of the RCSIsmj collection 2007-8

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Young J, McElvaney NG. State-of-the-art drug detection in sport. RCSIsmj. 2008;1(1):37-40

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