Exclusive Blood Doping Interview: Detecting Autologous Blood Transfusion with Clinical Biomarkers

Autologous Blood Transfusion

 

(SelectScience) Blood doping refers to the methods used by athletes to increase the amount of oxygen in their blood stream, leading to enhanced performance. Autologous transfusion in relation to blood doping refers to the illicit process by which athletes draw their own blood and store it to be re-transfused at a later date. Legitimate autologous transfusion is also used by patients awaiting elective surgical procedures as a way of reducing the risks associated with homologous transfusions – transfusions of blood from a blood donor.

 

Nicolas Leuenberger, Certifying Scientist at The Swiss Laboratory for Doping Analyses (LAD), a WADA-accredited lab in Lausanne Switzerland, is currently undertaking a research study on methods of identifying illicit use of autologous transfusions. SelectScience spoke to Nicolas to find out more. – See more at: www.selectscience.net/product-news/Exclusive-Blood-Doping-In…

 
 

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