The Anti-Doping Organisation who submitted the sample is responsible for managing your results.
There are three possible results following the analysis of the sample:
What happens if the "A" bottle produces a negative result?
DFSNZ will send a notice to the athlete and the relevant sporting organisation informing them of the result. This can take up to four weeks.
What happens if the "A" bottle produces a positive result?
Depending on the substance and circumstances a provisional suspension may be imposed.DFSNZ will determine who has result management responsibility, (this could be an International Federation or another NADO (National Anti-Doping Organisation), who has contracted DFSNZ to conduct the test) whether or not a TUE applies, whether or not a departure from the International Standard for Testing invalidates the finding and whether any further investigation is required.
If DFSNZ has responsibility and no TUE or departure applies it will send a notice setting out the details, possible consequences and full information about the process to be followed to the athlete. This notice will include asking if the athlete wishes to have the 'B' bottle analysed and, if they do, advising them of their right to attend or appoint a representative to attend in their place. DFSNZ will also notify the athlete's NSO and other organisations as required under the Rules.
What happens if "B" bottle produces a negative result?
DFSNZ will notify the athlete and the relevant NSO that there has been a negative result.
What happens if the "B" bottle confirms the results of the "A" sample?
A review committee will consider the case and if the Rules have been followed. DFSNZ will notify the athlete, the relevant NSO and other relevant organisations of the allegation of an Anti-Doping Rule Violation (ADRV) as required by the rules. The notice includes particulars of the allegation and possible consequences. DFSNZ will refer the allegation to the Sports Tribunal or the NSO's equivalent.
Hearings and sanctions
If the resultant tribunal decides that an ADRV has been committed it will impose sanctions as required under the Rules. The decision of the Tribunal may be appealed at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). Any sanction that is applied will be in accordance with the Rules/World Anti-Doping Code.