i think they can test for hGH now…[/quote]
Yes it can be tested for but I was under the impression you could stop ~3 days before competition and pass blood tests.
From WADA website:
"The Isoform Differential Immunoassays (the Isoforms Test) was first introduced as a research-scale test at the 2004 Summer Olympic Games in Athens, Greece, and later applied at the 2006 Winter Olympic Games in Torino, Italy. Following a process of assay development and validation into a new technical platform (tube-based chemiluminescence technique), which is suitable for the production of commercial kits, the currently applied test kits were firstly used during the 2008 European Football Championship in Austria and Switzerland, as well as during the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing, China. Currently, all WADA accredited laboratories test for hGH using the Isoforms Test.
The hGH Biomarkers Test (the Ã??Ã?Â¢??markers approachÃ??Ã?Â¢??) was briefly introduced for testing during the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games. However, following the temporary withdrawal from the market of one of its constituent assays, a process of validation of new assays for IGF-1 and P-III-NP has been completed in collaboration with USADA and several research groups, including the method-developer GH-2000 team from the UK and various WADA accredited laboratories. Following the completion of the study on the determination of the Decision Limits (DLs) for the hGH Biomarkers Test, the application of the method will be resumed in a number of WADA accredited laboratories in the near future."[/quote]
i don’t know that much about drug testing, especially the testing of hGH.
i just recalled when a UFC fighter tested positive (which turned into a false positive), there was a lot of discussion as to what they can test for now, vs just a couple years ago…
^from what i understand, a lot of athletes take their hGH and test (commonly the test cream) at night, in case they have an out-of-competition test the next day. their results aren’t as great, but it’s (supposedly) easier to pass the test…
anymore, i’m curious as to how many are using GHRPs/MK-677…