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A: Well, the notification of a blood test to an athlete is dependent on if the sport is in-season or off-season. Also, to ensure accuracy, blood tests require specific amounts of time between when an athlete last engaged in physical activity/exercise and the blood collection. When being tested for hGH, the athlete must wait at least 30 minutes after exercise to produce a blood sample. For ESA blood testing, the athlete has to wait a minimum of two hours after engaging in physical activity.