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Anabolic steroids can be identified in drug testing options that specifically include anabolic steroids as part of the panel of drugs being tested. Health Street provides many urine and hair drug test services, which are available for both employers and individuals. Urine drug tests are most common, which look back on drug use up to one week. Hair drug tests look further back at approximately 90 days. Just choose the facility for the anabolic steroids drug test. From there, a barcode will be sent to you or the person you specify, and should be presented at the facility upon arrival for the anabolic steroids drug test. Results for tests are fast, accurate, and secured in our online portal.

About Anabolic Steroids

What Are Anabolic Steroids?

Anabolic steroids are the synthetic form of the testosterone hormone. These are not legal without a prescription, but are sometimes illegally abused by athletes, bodybuilders, or people who believe their physical appearance may benefit from taking them. Whether they’re taken orally, injected, or applied as a gel, anabolic steroid abuse can result in a wide range of dangerous side effects. Many athletes who used steroids, such as Major League Baseball player Alex Rodriguez (or A-rod), have stepped forward to talk about the risks of steroid abuse as a performance enhancing drug.

Popular Steroids Street Names:
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Intended Use and Effects:

Anabolic steroids might be prescribed if there are hormone imbalances in men, illness that results in muscle deterioration, or if an adolescent is late beginning puberty.

Side Effects of Anabolic Steroids

There are some pros of steroids for people who use them according to the guidance of a qualified medical professional. Steroids can help alleviate issues from hormonal imbalances, start puberty that was previously delayed, or restore muscle tissue that was lost due to disease. However, numerous side effects may occur, especially with the misuse or abuse of these drugs. Some possible side effects may include:

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Mental changes, such as paranoia, mania, irritability, and aggression
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Kidney damage
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Liver disease
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Prostate cancer
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Increased blood pressure
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Acne
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Increased risk of heart attacks
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Facial hair growth, deepened voice, or menstrual changes in women
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Stunted growth for teenagers
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Testicles shrinking

Long-term abuse or misuse of anabolic steroids can intensify withdrawal symptoms if the individual stops using them. Some withdrawal symptoms make include changes in sleep or appetite, decreased libido, feelings of fatigue, or severe depression that may put the individual at risk of suicide.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Is a PED Test?

“PED” is an acronym for “performance enhancing drugs.” Health Street’s PED test is a urine test that can identify steroid use up to one week back.

How Long Do Anabloic Steroids Stay In Your System?

How long steroids stay in your urine or hair is dependent on several factors. Some of these include:

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Frequency of use
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Amount used
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User’s metabolism
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User’s age
Do Anabolic Steroids Show Up On a Drug Test?

Yes, anabolic steroids can be detected in a drug test. However, the type of test may be a factor in whether or not it will show up. The drug panel must specifically include anabolic steroids as part of the panel of drugs being tested.

Why Drug Test for Anabloic Steroids?

Without a prescription, the use of anabolic steroids is illegal. This performance enhancing drug (or PED) can create an unfair advantage in sports, or put the individual at risk of stroke or heart attack. The mental changes created by PED drug abuse can be difficult to cope with, and may also lead to the individual abusing other drugs to relieve side effects. If you or someone you know needs to get a PED test, Health Street offers a specialized Pro Anabolic Steroid Test.

Anabolic Steroids Drug Test Options (PED Testing)

Health Street offers the following Performance Enhancing Drug (PED) or steroid drug test. This drug testing option can be ordered by both individuals and employers. Whether you’re an employer seeking to maintain a drug-free workplace or an individual looking to drug test yourself or a family member, we have a PED testing solution for you.

Citations

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Anabolic Steroids. (n.d.). https://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/pubs/brochures/steroids/public/.
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National Institute on Drug Abuse. (2018, August). Anabolic Steroids DrugFacts. National Institute on Drug Abuse. https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/drugfacts/anabolic-steroids.
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Steroid Abuse by Law Enforcement Personnel. (n.d.). https://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/pubs/brochures/steroids/lawenforcement/.
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U.S. National Library of Medicine. (2021, June 2). Anabolic Steroids. MedlinePlus. https://medlineplus.gov/anabolicsteroids.html.