Results Management For Atypical Findings
All National Federations should have received a letter recently outlining the Results Management information that needs to be reported to the International Triathlon Union. If your National Federation did not receive this letter, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to update your contact details.
Last week’s newsletter dealt with the Results Management for Adverse Analytical Findings. This week we have included an excerpt from the letter was about the Results Management for Atypical Findings. Please find it listed below.
RESULTS MANAGEMENT FOR ATYPICAL FINDINGS
International level testing results:
• Upon receipt of an atypical finding (usually an elevated T/E ratio) deriving from testing done at the international level the ITU will contact you and request the following information and/or assistance:
o Prior testing history at the national level.
i.e. results of prior doping control that would allow a laboratory to perform a longitudinal analysis to confirm that the production of the substance is endogenous (naturally produced)
o Whereabouts information on the triathlete.
If the whereabouts information has not been properly submitted this could result as a strike against the athlete. Three strikes could result in a two year ban.
o Cooperation in conducting follow-up testing either with the NADO’s assistance or out-of-competition with the ITU’s assistance.
National level testing results:
• Upon receipt of an atypical finding (elevated T/E ratio), at the national level the ITU will contact you and request the following information:
o The athlete’s name, address, and date of birth
o The athlete’s category, event and discipline
o Any other relevant information requested, including but not limited to the doping control form, prior testing history, medical documentation etc.
i.e. results of prior doping control that would allow a laboratory to perform a longitudinal analysis to confirm that the production of the substance are endogenous (naturally produced).
o Whereabouts information on the athlete where the athlete is in a national level registered testing pool and not in the ITU testing pool.
Such information is imperative for the ITU or WADA to assist you with follow-up out-of-competition testing.
o Confirmation that follow-up testing will be conducted within three months
As this is a national level athlete, and that the atypical finding derives from a national level test, the member federation, and/or the NADO is responsible for conducting at least one more follow-up test on the same athlete, with IRMS where possible.
ITU expects each of its member federations to fulfill all WADA T/E reporting requirements, provide confirmation that these actions are being taken, and promptly share the results once obtained.
These reporting requirements can be downloaded at: http://www.wada-ama.org/rtecontent/document/GuidelineReportingManagementElevatedTERatios.pdf
If you have any questions regarding Anti-doping, please contact Leslie Buchanan, ITU’s Anti-doping Director at email@example.com.