Sunday, July 20, 2008

Hang on there

Mohammed Asif has a good lawyer. He wants more time to prepare his case and make travel arrangements, and thus would like the Sample B test to be postponed. Has his lawyer also been meticulous enough to find out how long the body's metabolic processes need in order to remove traces of any offending substances? (Drug metabolites are, as best as I know, quite varied in their signatures and susceptibility to detection by different tests; the older urine samples were quite easily fooled by masking agents and simple delays; the more sophisticated hair sample tests pick up smaller traces and are quite sensitive even when considerable periods of time have elapsed). So, all in all, an interesting stalling tactic; lets see how it works. If all else fails, there is always the three-man appeal board that the PCB should be putting together.

3 Comments:

Anonymous phoenix said...

hmmmm...hasn't B sample already been taken during the time A sample was taken? how can delaying it help?

7:42 PM  
Blogger Samir Chopra said...

Phoenix: Perhaps I misunderstood, I thought the Sample B test was a separate second test taken later.

7:45 PM  
Blogger Q said...

Sample B and Sample A are taken at the same time. There's no delaying tactic there.

2:43 AM  

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