Medicine Checker Website
Sport Ireland Anti-Doping Unit are delighted to announce that they have launched a new medicine checker website. The website will be available via the following URL medcheck.sports ireland.ie.
This resource is where athletes can now check the status in sport of all medication purchased in the ROI. Remember all athletes must check the status of all medication before consumption.
Dried Blood Spot Testing
Sport Ireland has begun collecting samples via Dried Blood Spot Testing (DBS). DBS is an innovative testing method that collects just a few drops of blood from an athlete’s fingertip or upper arm. This is an additional testing method approved by the World Anti-Doping Agency.
Sport Ireland will continue to collect both urine and venous blood samples. However, you may also be subject to testing using DBS as an additional sample collection method.
I have attached a short, informative fact sheet on DBS which details the sample collection process. You should read this so that you are familiar with the DBS process.
You can also click on the ‘play’ icon at the top of page 2 of the factsheet to view a short video.
For more information on either update above or if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org