steroid testing and athletes
Over the past decade, anabolic steroid abuse and the use of other performance-enhancing drugs has become a national concern. Androgenic-anabolic
steroids and other performance-enhancing drugs are banned by major, amateur and professional sports authorities. They are classified as Schedule III
controlled substances in the United States.
Premier's steroid testing detects more than 20 different anabolic agents (and their metabolites) commonly used by bodybuilders, distance runners
and other athletes.
These steroid panels also include testing for masking agents (e.g., probenecid, a marginally effective drug used for blocking the urinary
excretion of some steroids). In addition, our comprehensive sports testing panels test for other performance-enhancing drugs, including
stimulants, narcotics, beta-blockers and diuretics, that may be abused by athletes. These panels utilize gas chromatography/mass
spectrometry (GC/MS) technology for drug identification and confirmation.
STEROID PANEL tests for these Anabolic Androgenic Agents:
- Clenbuterol (anabolic agent)
- Epitestosterone (masking agent)
- Formestane (anti-estrogen)
- Probenecid (masking agent)
- Testolactone (anti-estrogen)