WADA: New collection method for blood tests

BY foxsports • October 5, 2011

The World Anti-Doping Agency says it will expand the collection of drug test results so it can better monitor an increase in the amount of blood samples.

Starting Jan. 1, all results - including negative ones - from national bodies will be reported to WADA's central database to ensure better analysis and identify any gaps in testing programs.

WADA says the improvements in statistics reporting will allow for a ''better assessment'' of the agency's call for more blood tests by national bodies.

With only 4 percent of all samples currently coming from blood testing, WADA wants the figure to reach at least 10 percent in 2012.

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