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In the current system, ABP blood sample validity is calculated by ADAMS when a blood passport lab result is matched to a Doping Control Form. The validity is currently set to "valid" when the following criteria are met:

  • Delay between sample collection date and time (Fields: date of test and time of collection in the DCF) and sample reception date time (Fields: Date and Time Received by Lab in the blood passport lab result) by the lab is < X
  • AND delay between sample collection date and time (Fields: date of test and time of collection in the DCF) and sample analysis date and time(fields: Analysis Date and Time in the blood passport lab result) is < Y

X and Y values are two parameters set by ADAMS administrators within the Hematological Passport Section module. Before the implementation of the BSS, X was 36 hours and Y was 48 hours.
For a sample collected after the BSS start date in ADAMS, the blood passport sample validity will be solely based on the BSS.
BSS = (delay in hours between sample collection date and time and sample analysis date and time) + 3(average temperature between collection and analysis).*
The sample validity will be "valid" for all situations at the exception when the BSS is higher than 85, or if at any point the temperature goes below 0°C, or above 50°C. The APMU can still modify the sample validity at any time, and will be prompted to provide an explanation for the change.

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