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|Scientist Criticizes HGH Testing for Minors
|NEW YORK (AP) -- A scientist who has worked to develop a urine test for human growth hormone says the blood test baseball plans to use for minor leaguers can only detect the substance for 6 to 12 hours.
Don Catlin says the test, announced Thursday by baseball commissioner Bud Selig, is of limited use.
He says that because only one player has tested positive, the test only detects HGH that remains in the blood for a short period.
Gary Wadler, who leads the World Anti-Doping Agency committee that determines the banned-substances list, says the test serves as a deterrent and is valuable because HGH users are likely to take the substance on a daily basis.
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