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04 October 2011

New human growth hormone test endorsed

A new test that can detect the use of human growth hormone for up to 21 days has been endorsed by international anti-doping officials.

A new test that can detect the use of human growth hormone for up to 21 days has been endorsed by international anti-doping officials, moving a step closer to a potential breakthrough against doping at next year's London Olympics.

The new test, which also uses blood samples, can go back anywhere from 10 days to 21 days and could be a significant deterrent against one of the most potent performance-enhancers in sports, Tygart said.

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