Steroid drug testing
Steroid drug testing
Steroids are drugs that mimic certain natural hormones in the body that regulate and control how the body works and develops. There are two main groups of natural steroids – anabolic steroids and corticosteroids. It is the anabolic steroids that tend to be misused, mainly because they are similar to the male hormone testosterone and they can improve endurance and performance and stimulate muscle growth.
Do you test for Steroid?
Alphabiolabs can test a subject for anabolic steroid use. We test using state of the art drug testing equipment and processes to ensure that if anabolic steroids are present they will be detected. Also we can detect steroids over a period of time to show if a subject has stopped using them. For example if it has been established that they have used the drug in the past, but now claim to have stopped.
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Anabolic steroids are Class C drugs to be sold only by pharmacists with a doctor’s prescription. It is not illegal to be in possession of steroids for personal use but it is illegal to sell them. They are also banned in sports, although regulation varies in different sporting organisations.
Anabolic Steroid Availability
Local drug services estimate there are up to as many as one million steroid and performance-enhancing drug users in the UK. Doses taken have risen to 2.5 million a year. They are often dealt in or around gyms, or purchased online.
Anabolic Steroid Effects
Increases the body’s ability to grow muscle and recover from exercise quicker. Users may experience heightened irritability, aggression and paranoia. Stopping taking the drug can induce withdrawal symptoms such as mood-swings and depression due to the drop in testosterone levels.
Anabolic Steroid Risks
If you are male, regular use can lead to high blood pressure erection problems, growing of breasts, becoming sterile, loss of hair and development of acne. It can also make your testicles shrink. Most of these systems are reversible over time in males if they stop using steroids.
If you are female, you can develop more masculine characteristics – with extra facial hair, loss of hair on the head, a deeper voice, shrinking breasts, and an enlarged clitoris; as well as risking high blood pressure, acne, an increased risk of menstrual problems and changes in sex drive. More negative symptoms are irreversible in females, even if they stop taking steroids.
Other more severe and irreversible side-effects of both genders include liver failure, heart attack and increased risk of stroke.
Sharing needles, syringes and other injecting works can help spread HIV, hepatitis C and other infections.
Apply for an Anabolic Steroids drug test here
We have made the process of registering your drug testing case very easy. You can register your test in a number of ways. Firstly feel free to register over the phone by calling: (UK) 0333 600 1300 or (International) 00441925 255450 and speak to one of our expert team.
Alternatively you can download our registration form (below), complete all the details and email back to email@example.com. You can also register your case online using the below button where we collect all the details of the case and send you our quite for the testing service you require.
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