Effect of pre-competition and altitude training on blood models used to detect erythropoietin abuse by athletes.
Michael J Ashenden, Ken Sharpe, Christian Schoch, Yorck Olaf Schumacher
Haematologica | Published : 2004
This study reports blood model scores used for detection of recombinant human erythropoietin (rHuEPO) abuse by athletes. Elite female rowers were monitored prior to their World Championships, including a period spent training at moderate altitude. In contrast to previous results, no substantial increase in model scores was found following altitude exposure.