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Ramirez had high testosterone level

MANNY Ramirez's positive urine test showed an elevated testosterone level, and a lab used a test to determine whether the hormone was naturally produced to build evidence against him, reported.

Baseball asked the World Anti-Doping Agency lab in Montreal to perform a carbon isotope ratio test, which determines whether testosterone is natural or synthetic, the Website reported. Ramirez's test had a testosterone-epitestosterone ratio between 4:1 and 10:1. Typically, a person naturally produces the hormones at a ratio of 1:1; tests of 4:1 or greater are flagged. Ramirez said that the synthetic testosterone was caused by taking the steroids precursor DHEA, which is not banned.


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