The application of synthetic forms of endogenous anabolic androgenic steroids by an athlete is known to boost that athletes performance. This is unfair and so must be detected by means of a urinary analysis. GC/C/IRMS has been approved by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) as the official method for detecting this doping procedure and is laid out in WADA Technical Document TD2016IRMS.
Gas Chromatography / Combustion / Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometry requires the very highest sensitivity to be able to detect the smallest levels of steroid abuse whilst offering analytical robustness that ensures that the sample analysis is consistently successful, especially during major sporting events. Our AnthrovisION GC/C/IRMS system provides exceptional levels of performance for the most demanding situations.
IONOS provides a number of powerful features for the anti-doping laboratory. All data processing is done within IonOS which means that all data processing can be traced back to the original instrument data. Our patented Peak Mapping algorithm is able to automatically detect isotope standards such as USADA-33 and USADA-34 and automatically apply an isotope calibration. Finally, our Calculated Columns functionality is able to automatically calculate Endogenous Reference Compound (ERC) and Target Compound (TC) combinations and flag them as lying outside the permissible ranges.
Our customers use our instruments to do some amazing research in the sports doping application field. To show you how they perform their research and how they use our IRMS instruments, we have collected a range of peer-reviewed publications which cite our products. You can find the citations below and then follow the links to the publishing journal should you wish to download the publication.
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