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Doping Control

Proven Screening Methods For Identifying Banned Substances In Sport


Ensuring that sport remains fair is important to fans, sponsors and the vast majority of competitors. However, athletes in all areas of sport continue to use a wide, and growing, array of illegal and performance-enhancing drugs and blood products. Agilent is proud to help combat these threats to fair competition by working with regulatory agencies and event organizers of competitions at many levels, including the Olympics and the Pan-American Games.

Agilent employs a wide range of GC and LC screening methods for samples sent to doping control laboratories. The Agilent 7890A GC system can determine the constituent compounds of samples quickly and easily while the Agilent 1200 Series LC system is used for the screening of samples unable to withstand vaporisation during GC, such as peptide hormones. When target substances are detected during screening, Agilent’s Mass Spectrometry instruments are used to confirm their chemistry and compare to banned substance reference databases.

For Forensic Use