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Got tested at Kona rego today
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Must have mistook me for a fast guy :)

Drew blood....

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Re: Got tested at Kona rego today [owtbac86] [ In reply to ]
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What a great honor, like being the 1 out of a 1000 that gets hit with seagull poop...Did you see any others getting poked?
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Re: Got tested at Kona rego today [monty] [ In reply to ]
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I would love to have them knock at my door and say they are doing an out of competition drug test. If would be a great honor, even if it is seagull poop :)

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Re: Got tested at Kona rego today [monty] [ In reply to ]
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they drew my blood. another guy had to pee in a cup. They had a list of numbers on a piece of paper.
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Re: Got tested at Kona rego today [monty] [ In reply to ]
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monty wrote:
What a great honor, like being the 1 out of a 1000 that gets hit with seagull poop...Did you see any others getting poked?

Monty-

Like Dan said - a list of numbers. Was in a room set up as waiting area before we went into the separate room for testing. Testing room had 3 or 4 areas separated by curtains. Looked like they were all full.

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Re: Got tested at Kona rego today [owtbac86] [ In reply to ]
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Good to hear, and thanks for posting!

Sorry for your loss (of time and blood).
Last edited by: windschatten: Oct 10, 17 19:58
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Re: Got tested at Kona rego today [owtbac86] [ In reply to ]
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Hello owbac86 and All,

How much blood .... just a few drops or a syringe?

Good luck on your race!

Cheers, Neal

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Re: Got tested at Kona rego today [nealhe] [ In reply to ]
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nealhe wrote:
Hello owbac86 and All,

How much blood .... just a few drops or a syringe?

Good luck on your race!

Nealhe-

Thanks - should be a fun race!

On the blood quantity, I believe the vial size was 4mL, and the tester filled (2) of the vials approximately 75% full.

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Re: Got tested at Kona rego today [monty] [ In reply to ]
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It's a good start, but you'd like to think that any savvy miscreant would have made sure their 'system' was clean by race week.

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Re: Got tested at Kona rego today [Jorgan] [ In reply to ]
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I wish they tested people after the slot ceremony
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Re: Got tested at Kona rego today [Poon] [ In reply to ]
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+1. Agreed.

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Re: Got tested at Kona rego today [Aaronr312] [ In reply to ]
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Now - this is going to sound ignorant I would imagine - as a younger guy who only takes B vitamin..

but if you were an older gent - and have a prescription due to "low T" to boost your levels...even if you got caught with elevated T levels - wouldnt it be allowed due to the script? Or do you have to have a normal range of it and not elevated, script or not.

Enlighten me someone?
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Re: Got tested at Kona rego today [ou8acracker2] [ In reply to ]
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ou8acracker2 wrote:
Now - this is going to sound ignorant I would imagine - as a younger guy who only takes B vitamin..

but if you were an older gent - and have a prescription due to "low T" to boost your levels...even if you got caught with elevated T levels - wouldnt it be allowed due to the script? Or do you have to have a normal range of it and not elevated, script or not.

Enlighten me someone?

would need a TUE



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Re: Got tested at Kona rego today [ou8acracker2] [ In reply to ]
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I think there's another thread on Testosterone TUEs :-) Put me in the 'if you have to take T for medical reasons, then you shouldn't be competing', camp.

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Re: Got tested at Kona rego today [Jorgan] [ In reply to ]
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Jorgan wrote:
I think there's another thread on Testosterone TUEs :-) Put me in the 'if you have to take T for medical reasons, then you shouldn't be competing', camp.

Right here...

http://forum.slowtwitch.com/..._view_collapsed&

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Re: Got tested at Kona rego today [ou8acracker2] [ In reply to ]
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ou8acracker2 wrote:
Now - this is going to sound ignorant I would imagine - as a younger guy who only takes B vitamin..

but if you were an older gent - and have a prescription due to "low T" to boost your levels...even if you got caught with elevated T levels - wouldnt it be allowed due to the script? Or do you have to have a normal range of it and not elevated, script or not.

Enlighten me someone?

A doctors prescription or even a note from your dr saying you need it is not enough. If you test positive, it will stay a positive test even with a script.

You need to file for a TUE ahead of time (not after the test) to be granted an exception by WADA/USADA.

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Re: Got tested at Kona rego today [ou8acracker2] [ In reply to ]
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ou8acracker2 wrote:
Now - this is going to sound ignorant I would imagine - as a younger guy who only takes B vitamin..

but if you were an older gent - and have a prescription due to "low T" to boost your levels...even if you got caught with elevated T levels - wouldnt it be allowed due to the script? Or do you have to have a normal range of it and not elevated, script or not.

Enlighten me someone?


This is not allowed, even when prescribed. If you were a man born without testicles you could get a TUE for T, but otherwise simply taking prescribed T is a doping violation
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Re: Got tested at Kona rego today [owtbac86] [ In reply to ]
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this whole thread makes me smile. At least it's a step forward.
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Re: Got tested at Kona rego today [stevej] [ In reply to ]
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My understanding of the taking Testosterone and applying for a TUE process is that it's extremely difficult to get a TUE.
Read just about impossible.
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Re: Got tested at Kona rego today [g_lev] [ In reply to ]
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g_lev wrote:
If you were a man born without testicles you could get a TUE for T

I can just imagine a load of 40-60 year old males in Kona, standing semi naked in the Officials tent with their junk tucked between their legs trying to convince everyone that they’re clean athletes.

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Re: Got tested at Kona rego today [agreif] [ In reply to ]
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agreif wrote:
this whole thread makes me smile. At least it's a step forward.

I think so.

As a first timer for testing, will say that I was impressed by the professionalism and protocol that I saw.

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Re: Got tested at Kona rego today [altayloraus] [ In reply to ]
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altayloraus wrote:
My understanding of the taking Testosterone and applying for a TUE process is that it's extremely difficult to get a TUE.
Read just about impossible.

Yes that's my understanding as well. They won't grant you a TUE just because you have a dr's note or prescription. I was just stating the process if one wants to take T and do it by the rules.

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Re: Got tested at Kona rego today [owtbac86] [ In reply to ]
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Hello owbac86 and All,

"On the blood quantity, I believe the vial size was 4mL, and the tester filled (2) of the vials approximately 75% full."

Sounds like about 6ml total draw .... with rough estimate of total body blood at 5 liters (7% of body weight is closer) looks like only a loss of 0.12% of your blood and that probably would have no measurable effect on your performance.

I was thinking about when cheaper 1 drop testing is available with results in 5 minutes ..... many more athletes could be tested much quicker and conveniently.

Cheers, Neal

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Re: Got tested at Kona rego today [ou8acracker2] [ In reply to ]
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ou8acracker2 wrote:
Now - this is going to sound ignorant I would imagine - as a younger guy who only takes B vitamin..

but if you were an older gent - and have a prescription due to "low T" to boost your levels...even if you got caught with elevated T levels - wouldnt it be allowed due to the script? Or do you have to have a normal range of it and not elevated, script or not.

Enlighten me someone?

And this question is coming from someone on the forum!

Can you imagine the number of people out there that think its ok (and are doing it) because they have a note from their doctor?
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Re: Got tested at Kona rego today [kiwi.] [ In reply to ]
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Here as a volunteer and was at registration Tuesday, there was a lot of age groupers/pros escorted to drug testing. Some didn't look happy about it. Great to see this happening.
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