Blood Sample Collection PRocess
UFC athletes who are subject to testing by USADA can be selected at any time and at any location for blood testing. Blood testing allows for the detection of additional substances that in some cases may not be able to be detected in urine. Additionally, blood samples allow for the use of longitudinal data collection, often called the biological passport. Longitudinal data collection monitors certain bio markers over time to detect the use of performance enhancing substances and/or methods.
This page outlines the in-competition testing process for a blood sample collection.
Explore the Steps of the Blood Collection Process
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UFC athletes can be selected for testing at any time and at any location for blood testing.
When athletes are selected for testing, it is not uncommon to provide a urine sample, a blood sample, or both.
Any athlete competing in an UFC Bout may be subject to testing for all prohibited substances and methods, including those that are prohibited only in-competition.