New HGH Test May Change NFL: Do We Care?

July 11, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

News broke today on NFLLabor.com regarding a new blood test that can detect the presence of human growth hormone, or HGH, much better than the current test. 
According to the site, the new test, called a bio-markers test, detects chemicals an athletes' body produces after using HGH. The current test, called the isoform test, searches for synthetic HGH.
While the isoform test works, its limited in its ability to detect HGH to only 48 hours. In contrast, the bio-markers test would be able to detect the chemical byproducts for up to two weeks after the athlete uses. 
I reacted to the news in a variety of ways. The first thing that came to my mind is, it's about time.
I know that the inner workings of science are extremely complicated. I also know that we possess the ability to put humans on the moon. To me, it should not have taken this long. 
Secondly, I thought about what this test would do to the NFL. If...

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