May 11, 2001 11:19 PM
|What do you think of Bo Hamburger's failed EPO test?|
May 12, 2001 1:33 AM
|First, no test in medicine is both 100% sensitive and specific, it just doesnt' exist. Second, to be honest, I haven't read much about which type of testing they are using (i.e. are they looking for metabolites, the drug itself, other markers, etc.) Also I heard his labs (i.e. Hemoglobin/Hematocrit) were within a range of normal which is a little odd. (Possibly a rebound effect like testosterone suppression in steroid abusers. Take epo long enough and the kidneys don't make enough? Will have to read up on it. Bottom line though, they should repeat the test. If he continues to have positive tests then adios muchachos, hello Mercury.
my 2 cents