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World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Formula for Normalizing a Urine Drug Concentration Based on the Specific Gravity

Purpose:

To normalize a urine drug level in a dilute specimen using the WADA formula and the urine specific gravity.

Specialty:

Toxicology
Emergency Medicine
Critical Care

Objective:

laboratory tests

ICD-10:

R82

Description:

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) developed a formula that adjusts a drug concentration in dilute urine to a level that would be seen if the urine had a normal specific gravity. The formula was developed for tests measuring anabolic steroids but can be used for other drugs.

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