Athlete biological passport
In addition to the regular urine and blood tests, Drug Free Sport NZ also operates an Athlete Biological Passport (ABP) programme.
This involves the analysis of a series of samples to monitor certain biomarkers which over time can reveal the effects of doping, as opposed to a test to identify a specific substance or method.
Monitoring variables in this way can provide Drug Free Sport NZ with information which could lead to further investigation and targeted testing.
Only selected samples are analysed in this way.