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READ THE SEQUENCE OF SAMPLE COLLECTION PROCEDURE 

URIN ALYSIS

  • Doping control officer (DCO) or chaperone shall introduce himself or herself to the athlete and notify him or her of the following:

    • he was selected for the sample collection

    • about the organization on whose behalf the sample is collected

    • the type of sample that an athlete has to provide

    • any mandatory requirements that need to be done before sample is collected

    • about the possible consequences of failure to provide sample

    • on the need to immediately undergo the doping control

    If the notification form is used, the DCO or chaperone will ask the athlete to fill in and sign.

    The athlete must:

    • follow the instructions of the DCO/chaperone

    • stay under the constant supervision of the DCO/chaperone until the end of the procedure

    • not to take actions that may cast doubt the integrity of the doping control

    • present ID with photo

    The athlete has the right to:

    • ask the DCO/chaperone to provide identification proving their authority

    • to request the presence of a representative (young athletes and athletes with disabilities)

    • to request an interpreter (if possible)

    • ask for further clarification on the procedure if something is unclear

    • to request a delay in reporting to the doping control station (if sufficient number of personnel is available to monitor the athlete during delay)

    Reasons for delay

     

    In-competition testing:

    • Participation in a presentation ceremony;

    • Fulfilment of media commitments;

    • Competing in further Competitions;

    • Performing a warm down;

    • Obtaining necessary medical treatment;

    • Locating a representative and/or interpreter;

    • Obtaining photo identification

    Out-of-competition testing:

    • Locating a representative;

    • Completing a training session;

    • Receiving necessary medical treatment;

    • Obtaining photo identification;

  • Athlete reports to the doping control station immediately after notification and stays there it until the end of the whole procedure of sample collection. When reporting to the doping control the athlete may be asked to sign in an entry/exit log.

    The athlete can leave the doping control station before the end the procedure only with the permission of the DCO and only for the same reasons stated above for the delay of reporting to the doping control station. Such permission will be given only if there is sufficient number of staff to monitor an athlete during his / her absence.

    While waiting for sample collection the athlete has the right to eat or drink, but he does it at his or her own risk. The athlete is recommended to avoid excessive intake of fluids, as this may result in the insufficient gravity of urine sample, and will require additional sample.

    • Athlete can choose from three vessels for sample collection

    • Athlete verifies that the equipment is clean and that all seals are intact and selects an appropriate set

    • If the athlete is not satisfied with any one of the sets, but the officer considers them to be satisfactory, the athlete can record his or her objections in the protocol, but the procedure should be continued

    After the athlete has selected the container for sample collection it should be at the disposal and under the control of the athlete as long as sample (or partial sample) will not be sealed.
    • DCO who will monitor the provision of the urine sample by the athlete, must be the same gender as the athlete

    • DCO accompanies athlete to the toilet cubicle for direct observation of delivery of samples

    • The athlete must provide DCO with clear, unobstructed view of sample providing process

    The athlete must provide at least 90 ml of urine, but it is recommended to provide a larger volume if possible. If it is impossible to provide 90 ml of urine, partial sample will be collected.

    • DCO records the total volume of urine in the doping control Protocol.

    • DCO offers athlete at least three sets of sample collection kits

    • Athlete verifies that all seals are intact and have not been tampered

    • Athlete and DCO check together that all objects in the selected set are clean, intact and has the same code

    • Athlete opens B vessel, takes out a red ring and pours at least 30 ml of urine into the B vessel

    • Athlete opens A vessel, removes the red ring and pours at least 60 ml of urine in A vessel

    • If more than the minimum volume of sample was provided, the athlete fills the A vessel to the maximum level

    • If after this some amount of urine is left, the athlete fills the B vessel to the maximum level

    You should not fill the bottle above the max line (or "shoulder" of the bottle). When samples are poured in the vessels some amount of urine should remain in the urine collector to measure specific gravity.

    • Athlete tightly twists the cap of both bottles until the cessation of the characteristic clicks

    • DCO checks the density of lid tightening and bottles sealing

    • DCO records the time of samples sealing in the doping control protocol

    Until athlete (or representative) closes the vessels no one must touch the bottles except for athlete (or his representative).

    • DCO measures the specific gravity and if it is below 1.005, additional sample is collected

    • If urine has required gravity, excess urine is utilized

    Additional sample collection is carried out at the request of DCO in the case of insufficient specific gravity of the first sample, and in case DCO has other grounds for such request, including violations during the first sample collection. The procedure is similar to the standard sample collection.

    • DCO records all the necessary information in the protocol

    • The athlete records in the protocol information about the used medication along with all his/her comments and observations on the procedure

    • If there is no enough space, DCO provides athlete with an additional report form

    • When the protocol is completed DCO and athlete check if recorded data is correct

    • DCO signs doping control protocol

    • Athlete signs doping control protocol

    • DCO gives an athlete a copy of the protocol, and copy of additional protocols and the copy of blood passport protocol, if they were used

    • The athlete signs the entry/exit log and leaves the doping control station


READ THE SEQUENCE OF SAMPLE COLLECTION PROCEDURE

A BLOOD TEST

  • Doping control officer (DCO) or chaperone shall introduce himself or herself to the athlete and notify him or her of the following:

    • he was selected for the sample collection

    • about the organization on whose behalf the sample is collected

    • the type of sample that an athlete has to provide

    • any mandatory requirements that need to be done before sample is collected

    • about the possible consequences of failure to provide sample

    • on the need to immediately undergo the doping control

    If the notification form is used, the DCO or chaperone will ask the athlete to fill in and sign.

    The athlete must:

    • follow the instructions of the DCO/chaperone

    • stay under the constant supervision of the DCO/chaperone until the end of the procedure

    • not to take actions that may cast doubt the integrity of the doping control

    • present ID with photo

    The athlete has the right to:

    • ask the DCO/chaperone to provide identification proving their authority

    • to request the presence of a representative (young athletes and athletes with disabilities)

    • to request an interpreter (if possible)

    • ask for further clarification on the procedure if something is unclear

    • to request a delay in reporting to the doping control station (if sufficient number of personnel is available to monitor the athlete during delay)

    Reasons for delay

     

    In-competition testing:

    • Participation in a presentation ceremony;

    • Fulfilment of media commitments;

    • Competing in further Competitions;

    • Performing a warm down;

    • Obtaining necessary medical treatment;

    • Locating a representative and/or interpreter;

    • Obtaining photo identification

    Out-of-competition testing:

    • Locating a representative;

    • Completing a training session;

    • Receiving necessary medical treatment;

    • Obtaining photo identification;

  • Athlete reports to the doping control station immediately after notification and stays there it until the end of the whole procedure of sample collection. When reporting to the doping control the athlete may be asked to sign in an entry/exit log.

    The athlete can leave the doping control station before the end the procedure only with the permission of the DCO and only for the same reasons stated above for the delay of reporting to the doping control station. Such permission will be given only if there is sufficient number of staff to monitor an athlete during his / her absence.

    While waiting for sample collection the athlete has the right to eat or drink, but he does it at his or her own risk. The athlete is recommended to avoid excessive intake of fluids, as this may result in the insufficient gravity of urine sample, and will require additional sample.

  • The athlete should sit with both feet on the floor for at least 10 minutes before providing the sample.
    Blood sample collection for the biological passport should be carried out not earlier than 2 hours after the competition or training is finished.
  • DCO offers at least three vessels for blood sample collection (blood collection tubes) and equipment for blood samples storage
    Athlete verifies that the equipment is clean and that all seals are intact and have not been tampered with
    Athlete and DCO together check that all items in the selected kit are clean, not damaged and has the same code
  • Blood sample is collected by a qualified medical personnel

    Blood sample is collected from the vein in the supine position or sitting

    Before sample collection the health worker explains to the athlete requirements of the procedure, for example, not to use the arm for a certain period of time
  • The Athlete places the blood tube into a sample collection kit, tightly tightening the cap until the termination of characteristic clicks

    DCO checks the density of lid tightening

    DCO records the time of samples sealing in the doping control protocol
    • DCO records all the necessary information in the protocol

    • The athlete records in the protocol information about the used medication along with all his/her comments and observations on the procedure

    • If there is no enough space, DCO provides athlete with an additional report form

    • When the protocol is completed DCO and athlete check if recorded data is correct

    • DCO signs doping control protocol

    • Athlete signs doping control protocol

    • DCO gives an athlete a copy of the protocol, and copy of additional protocols and the copy of blood passport protocol, if they were used

    • The athlete signs the entry/exit log and leaves the doping control station