Sample Collection Process
An important piece of any anti-doping program is sample collection or the process of securing an athlete’s blood and/or urine sample, completing paperwork, as well as preparing and shipping the sample to a WADA accredited laboratory. USADA is a signatory to the World Anti-Doping Code (Code), and USADA’s sample collection process is fully compliant with the Code and International Standard for Testing & Investigations.
The sample collection process is designed to be a safe process, and as comfortable as possible for athletes, while ensuring that maximum sample integrity is maintained throughout. The sample collection process is a standard procedure from notification of the athlete to the shipment of the sample to the laboratory.
Read more about the blood and urine sample collection process using the links below.
Urine Collection Process
Blood Collection Process
When selected for testing, athletes have the RIGHT to:
During a test, athletes are RESPONSIBLE for:
**NOTE: As defined by Article 2.3 of the UFC Anti-Doping Policy: “intentionally evading Sample collection, or without compelling justification, intentionally refusing or intentionally or negligently failing to submit to the Sample collection after notification as authorized in the UFC Anti-Doping Policy shall result in an Anti-Doping Policy Violation.”
In addition, tampering or attempted tampering with any part of doping control, as defined in Article 2.5 of the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, shall also result in an Anti-Doping Policy Violation.