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See attached file for the latest XML template.

* The changes anticipated for ADAMS Release 4.0 are:

  • Testing Authority (TA) is mandatory
  • Additional optional field Result Management Authority (RMA)
  • The sampleAB field also allows the values B1 and B2 (besides A and B)

Click here for the XSD file for ADAMS v4.0

Click here for a sample XML for ADAMS v4.0


Each file must contain one batch header containing the following information:

Data Element


File Creation Date

An ISO representation of the date that the data file was created by the laboratory (e.g. 2005-02-15). This date will be stored in ADAMS as the result posting date.

Transmission Source Name

The name of the organization, department, or possibly individual that is the source of the data transmission. This field is optional, but if provided, it will be stored in the "Observations and Details" area of the result record.

Batch ID or Number

An internal lab number to identify the batch of results contained within the transmission. This identifier will be stored with each result record in ADAMS.


An identification code indicating the Lab name that is to send the result records.

Testing Type

A code indicating whether the samples were collected in-competition ("IC") or out-of-competition ("OOC"). This tag is mandatory for the Import operation, whereas it is optional for the Update operation. If mentioned in the header, the suggested value will apply to all results in the body.


If desired, comments can be provided. This field is not mandatory.

One sample detail record, containing the following information, must be provided for each sample analyzed:
* Identifies mandatory fields

Data Element


Sample Code*

The unique sample code (e.g. test kit identifier). This will be used to match the result record to the test record.

Lab ID Number (LIN)

An internal number or code assigned to each sample by the lab. This field is not mandatory, but will be stored in ADAMS if provided.

Sample Type*

A code used to identify the type of sample provided (e.g. Blood, Urine)...

Sample A/B*

Code to indicate whether the result record relates to the analysis of the "A", the "B", "B1" or "B2"   Sample.  It is possible to specify the values "B1" and "B2" for samples reported after January 1st 2015. (ADAMS Release 4.0)

Date Sample Collected*

The sample collection date as recorded on the doping control form. (e.g. 2005-02-12)

Date Sample Received by Lab*

The date that the lab received the sample (e.g. 2005-02-12)

Gender of Athlete*

A code (M, F, or X) indicating the gender of the athlete as provided on the doping control form. This field is not mandatory.

Sport & Discipline*

The sport and discipline in which the athlete competes (e.g. AQ ). ADAMS will record the lab entry even though it may not exactly match the sport and discipline recorded on the sample collection order.


The name of the event (e.g. Men's 100m finals) in which the athlete was competing, as provided on the doping control form.

Sample Collection Authority*

A code indicating the short name of the Sample Collection Authority.

Country of Sample Collection

A code indicating the country in which the sample was collected.

Region of Sample Collection

A code indicating the region in which the sample was collected.

City of Sample Collection

The city where the sample was collected. This is not a mandatory field but may be used to verify a match if provided.

Testing Authority*

A code indicating the short name of the Testing Authority.This is a mandatory field for samples reported after January 1st 2015. (ADAMS Release 4.0)

Results Management AuthorityA code indicating the short name of the Results Management Authority. This is an optional field for samples reported after January 1st 2015. (ADAMS Release 4.0)


<rma>    <shortName>CCES</shortName>          </rma> 

Mission order number


Competition name

If applicable, the name of a competition

Validity*urine sample validity - tag: valid with the values "true" or "false". This is a mandatory field for urine samples since January 1st 2014.

Screen T/E Ratio

A number indicating the T/E ratio of the sample. For example, 2.6 would indicate a T/E ratio of 2.6:1. This field must only be used for samples received prior to January 1st 2014, it is not a mandatory field.


A value indicating the pH of the sample. This is not a mandatory field; if it is not provided, the implication will be that the pH of the sample is within acceptable limits.

Specific Gravity*

A value indicating the S.G. of the sample. This is a mandatory field for samples received after January 1st 2014.

Test Result*

A code indicating the test result following the sample analysis ("Negative", AAF, ATF, "NotAnalyzed").

Test Result Reason

This is not a mandatory field.

Date results reported

Date of reporting the results. This is not a mandatory field.

Analysis Type(s) Performed

A list of analysis types that were performed on the sample. E.g. "EPO", "GC/C/IRMS", "Transfusion", "HBOCS", "hGH", and "Other". Not mandatory.
For "GC/C/IRMS" a conclusion can be provided (consistent or not)


A free-text description (Analysis details/Explanation/ Opinion) of any relevant observations or analyses performed on the sample (e.g. sample tampering or received in poor condition, sample decomposition detected, unusual odor or color detected, etc.). This field is not mandatory. Please note that any departure from the International Standard for Laboratories must be reported to the Testing Authority outside of ADAMS, especially if the sample result is an adverse analytical finding.

Send notification of results to

A code indicating the short name of the organization the results have to be sent to. Multiple organizations are possible.

Steroid profile variable*

A code and value indicating the name of the variable and the corresponding value. This field is mandatory for samples received as of January 1st 2014.
Current codes are: androsterone, epitestosterone, 5b-androstanediol, 5a-androstanediol, testosterone, etiocholanolone, T/E.

Prohibited substance

The code, value and unit of the prohibited substance.

Metabolite only

A flag indicating whether merely metabolite(s) are involved

Mean concentration/ standard uncertainty

If a Threshold substance is concerned, the Mean/ Uncertainty values and units can be indicated

Indicator MonitoringTo indicate whether the sample was analysed for the Monitoring programme. Tag: monitoring with possible values 'true' or 'false'
Comments monitoredComments on the monitored sample. Tag: commentsMonitored
Monitored substance details 
Test method details


The comments are free text, whereas the 'code' is an ISO code as has been pre-defined by the Lab administrator.

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