Drug Testing and Analysis

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Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Mario Thevis

Impact Factor: 3.469

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2016: 15/76 (Chemistry Analytical); 25/77 (BIOCHEMICAL RESEARCH METHODS); 62/256 (Pharmacology & Pharmacy)

Online ISSN: 1942-7611

2012 Olympics

Protecting Fair Play in Sport 

Key articles focusing on drug testing as a means of protecting fair play in all areas of sport

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Athletes considering taking performance-enhancing drugs at the 2012 Olympics have been warned they will face the most advanced and comprehensive anti-doping procedures in Olympic history.

• More than 150 scientists will work at London 2012

• Testing will be 'fast, sensitive, efficient and right’ and will be carried out at a £20 million state-of-the-art laboratory fully accredited by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).

In this Virtual Issue we look back at the history of drug testing in sport and at the Olympics and also bring together articles related to the ongoing research and development in this crucial area.


Special Issue: 29th Cologne Workshop: Advances in Sports Drugs Testing

For a review of the Olympic/Wada (World Anti-Doping Agency) banned list read:

Annual banned-substance review: analytical approaches in human sports drug testing  

For the facts behind:

Human growth hormone testing

A viable test for hGH? An interview with Prof. RIG Holt

Detecting growth hormone abuse in athletes

Issues of testing for hGH: collection 

Nutritional supplements

Identification of the growth-hormone-releasing peptide-2 (GHRP-2) in a nutritional supplement  


Determination of urinary concentrations of pseudoephedrine and cathine after therapeutic administration of pseudoephedrine-containing medications to healthy subjects: implications for doping control analysis of these stimulants banned in sport 

 Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry
Synthesis, characterisation, and mass spectrometric detection of a pegylated EPO-mimetic peptide for sports drug testing purpose
Preventive doping control screening analysis of prohibited substances in human urine using rapid-resolution liquid chromatography/high-resolution time-of-flight mass spectrometry
 Journal of Mass Spectrometry
Special Issue: Sports Doping Explored
'Wrong-way-round ionization’ and screening for doping substances in human urine by high-performance liquid chromatography/orbitrap mass spectrometry
Gas chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry-based metabolomic to screen for anabolic practices in cattle: identification of 5α-androst-2-en-17-one as new biomarker of 4-androstenedione misuse


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