Tuesday, August 25, 2009

So?

An update on the whole Caster Semenya affair: New twist in Semenya gender saga

Tests have revealed Caster Semenya's testosterone level to be three times higher than those normally expected in a female sample, BBC Sport understands.


Of course, BBC doesn't even mention what the normal ranges for Testosterone in the blood are:

Normal Results Return to top

* Male: 300 -1,000 ng/dL
* Female: 20 - 80 ng/dL

Note: ng/dL = nanograms per deciliter


So ... even at the high end of that range, multiplied by 3, Caster's Testosterone level is arguably below the Male range low threshold. Further, the test itself if it is only a basic testosterone test and likely doesn't measure free versus bound testosterone.

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