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    Can drug testers determine if Test is from plant origin in addition to T/E ratios?

    I have heard drug testers have gotten quite clever in that they can determine if test is from plant origin, which all synthetic is. This is because ppl were beating the T/E tests by doping with epitestosterone. Is this possible? Is this common?

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    Yes, they can tell if the epitestosterone is synthetic in origin by comparing the ratio of isotopes in the compounds. Here's a link to one study on this:
    http://www.clinchem.org/cgi/content/abstract/48/4/629
    I would imagine this is pretty expensive and probably only done at the Olympic level.

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    True. thanks man.

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