steroids and drug testing
- 05-01-2007, 07:52 PM
steroids and drug testing
I have been wondering, as I know some do this. But in a place where you get drug tested, how do you get away with taking steroids? I'm sure that most places don't do steroid tests unless they need to. The reason I ask, is I'm in the military, and I have seen peole who I'm pretty sure are taking steroids. I know A LOT of people who have taken prohormones, but I'm more asking about real hardcore steroids like deca, dbol, test, all that. So does anyone know the deal? Are there any military guys out there that take steroids? I'm not interested in it too much cause I know I got a little ways to go before I can start them and I only have a couple more years in. But I'm just wondering about this. I know that steroid testing isn't done in the military unless you're suspected. But I'm wondering if they can suspect given a drug test. Like I know a steroid test is expensive, but given a regular drug test can they see what your testosterone count is? Or if you have synthetic testosterone cheaply?
- 05-01-2007, 11:21 PM
- 05-01-2007, 11:32 PM
they will directly test for the metabolites of scheduled steroids and also test your testosterone/epitestosterone style.
most of the current pro hormones and pro steroids wont show up on the metabolite test...
they should see that your actual testosterone levels are a bit low, however.
05-01-2007, 11:32 PM
I was in the military, and worked as a lab tech in a military hospital. A random drug test is only THC, Cocaine, Bezodiazapines, Opiates, Barbituates, and Amphetamines.
There was a time when it had to be clear as day to anybody that saw me or knew me that I was juicing, and I never had any problems.
I'll also agree with you that if you go to the gym on post, a good % of guys there are definitely juicing.
Testosterone levels are hardly ever checked for, unless it's coming from an Endocrinologist or maybe a physical for an older guy. Only way I could see a doctor doing any further investigation is if he saw a bottomed out HDL level during a physical, because a lipid panel is part of it for sure.
To get popped for steroids, IMO you gotta really piss somebody off with a lot of pull ie. commander or 1sg/sgm. Or have an anger related incident like flipping sh!t on somebody or beating somebody's ass pretty bad. Or get ratted on.
05-01-2007, 11:49 PM
whups, my prior post was talking about IF they tested for steroids. IF they test for steroids most of the pro hormones wont show up in regards to the metabolites (though some will).
your test/epi test ratio can give you away.
05-02-2007, 12:06 AM
i've read that they make some sort of epitest sublingual tabs that are popular with pro athletes and the like for testing, but I don't know how true that is or how accessible they are for us average joe's
05-02-2007, 02:50 PM
05-02-2007, 03:26 PM
12-11-2008, 04:25 PM
A basic drug test won't test for steroids. Acutal steroid tests are quite expensive so companies tend not to go there.
12-11-2008, 04:30 PM
The military administers amphetamines to certain operators. Fun fact.
12-11-2008, 09:36 PM
The company I work for requires us to submit to random urine samples...I have outlined this before, but we were previously using the ten panel drug screen, but recently switched to the five panel....it does not look for steroids.....any employer who does require a drug screen must tell you in advance what they are looking for....since we are a union facility it is even written in our Collective Bargaining Agreement.
12-12-2008, 12:51 PM
12-12-2008, 10:46 PM
Also, I was on juice at my meps physical where they took blood and urine and it was fine. I'm almost 90%positive that they only test you for recs unless they have good reason. Requests for steroid tests are sent to the Olympic Testing Lab, so you KNOW it's expensive.
Just...be careful if you go on leave for 3 months and come back 20lbs heavier....
12-13-2008, 08:43 AM
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