interesting if this is known in the scientific/lab testing community that they would employ a single urine test as an indicator for doping at an event with the magnitude of the TDF, not doubting you or your info, but this does not make sense. also, for those of us will(ing) to look at the dark side of this affair, to me this is more evidence that his dehydration of the day before played havoc on his system...one does not totally recover from that kind of a bonk in a day, the body exhibits other symptoms...beyond lack of appetite, inability to sleep, headache/bodyache, a piss ass attitude (will, are getting dehydrated? smile) diarhea and other shit. if the body is shutting down like that (unable to perform), i cannot imagine what havoc is wreaked on the chemical makeup of the body, ratios of T/E levels and what not. potassium, sodium...whatever, it is a system that is so integrated/interrelated that if one aspect is in fluctuation, it is bound to affect everything it has a relationship with.My question may have seemed like it is from right field, but it is not. There is no standard concentration for urinary testosterone/metobolites. Urine varies greatly in the concentration of excreted substances based on many factors including the hydration status of the specimen submitter. The only way you can get at the amount of T being put in the submitters body from urine would be a 24 hour collection. You would then measure the quantity of t/metabolites. The whole T/E ratio is done to expose an abnormal amount of T metabolites relative to the E/metobolites. I do not think LNDD can make the extrapolation he is making with regards to FL abnormal T/E ratio.
what i am getting at, just as they(the lab) adjust accordingly for dehydration (which is pretty good indicator of how important of a factor it is)if someone is doping/masking, would there not be similar adjustments that would need to occur? it could go both ways on this...his numbers were odd because of his dehydration, he messed up on his masking.