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UKAD's Science and Medicine team works towards the development of anti-doping programmes

UKAD aims to improve the delivery of anti-doping programmes and implement a risk-based approach to testing.

Science and medicine programmes ensure that UKAD is best placed to assess the threat of doping and identify the key risks associated.

This is achieved by identifying changes and trends in doping activity, and ensuring that we can adapt strategies to deal with them.

The Athlete Biological Passport (ABP) is used to detect changes in an athlete’s body that may be caused by the use of performance-enhancing drugs or methods.

Rather than use a direct approach, the ABP can be used to identify doping patterns, even if the substance used to gain advantage is not detectable with current methods (see the ABP Fact Sheet for further information).

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