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Lowell calls for future steroid tests to be 100 percent accurate in recent speech

Updated: January 18, 2008, 12:42 AM ET
Associated Press

BOSTON -- World Series MVP Mike Lowell is willing to give blood if that's what it takes to be tested for human growth hormone.

But only if the test is 100 percent accurate.

Not 99 percent.

"If it's 99 percent accurate, that's going to be seven false positives," the Red Sox third baseman said Thursday before the annual dinner of the Boston chapter of the Baseball Writers' Association of America. "Ninety-three percent is 70 guys. That's almost three whole rosters.

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