New HGH Test May Change NFL: Do We Care?

Posted: 10th July 2010 by Derrick Finlay in NFL
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  News broke today on NFLLabor.com regarding a new blood test that can detect the presence of human growth hormone, or HGH, much better than the current test.  According to the site, the new test, called a bio-markers test, detects chemicals an athletes' body produces after using HGH. The current test, called the isoform test, searches for synthetic HGH. While the isoform test works, its limited in its ability to detect HGH to only 48 hours. In contrast, the bio-markers test would be able to detect the chemical byproducts for up to two weeks after the athlete uses.  I reacted to the news in a variety of ways. The first thing that came to my mind is, it's about time. I know that the inner workings of science are extremely complicated. I also kno ...

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