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Upon the matching of a DCF with the blood passport results (BPLR), the following steps are undertaken:

  • Determination of the hematological sample validity. As of September 1st 2014, blood passport sample validity will be automatically calculated by comparing the time difference between the sample collection date and time, and the date and time received by the Lab. (36 hours) and by comparing the time difference between the sample collection date and time and the analysis date and time (48 hours) for each relevant sample.
    This validity value can be modified by either the Testing Authority or the Passport Custodian's APMU on the corresponding DCF.

    Note: Samples received by Laboratories prior to September 1st 2014, are considered valid if the time difference between the sample collection date and time, and the analysis date and time (shall be less than 36 hours).

  • Calculation of the individual limits by the Adaptive Model. The limits are calculated for specific Markers (Hemoglobin, OFF-score, Reticulocyte% and ABPS) with the following inputs: Athlete's age, gender, blood variables, sample validity and hemodilution. Based on the Passport Custodian specificity (set to 99% by default and modifiable by the ADAMS administrator) Atypical Passport Findings are detected by the Adaptive Model. 
    Note: the hematological passport is recalculated each time the DCF, laboratory result or Athlete's gender and age are modified. 

  • Biological Result notifications. A Biological Result notification is sent to the Testing Authority, the APMU and the Passport Custodian (if different from the Testing Authority) every time a DCF is matched with a BPLR. The APMU is able to assign expert(s) for anonymous reviews.

  • Atypical Passport Findings notifications. Both the Passport Custodian (including APMU) and WADA receive automatic notifications if the passport is atypical based on their respective specificity.

 

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