Drug testing for steroids
Over the years, the abuse of anabolic steroids and performance-enhancing drugs has become a national concern and is not limited to body builders and professional athletes. The National Institute on Drug Abuse reports that steroid abuse is widespread among all ages and many don't believe steroid use is risky. Under federal law, steroids are classified as Schedule III in the U.S. Androgenic-anabolic steroids and performance-enhancing drugs are also banned by major, amateur and professional sports.
Quest Diagnostics steroid drug testing detects more than 40 different anabolic agents and their metabolites as well as masking agents. Steroid abuse is common in workplaces where physical strength and performance are critical in daily tasks in jobs such as security, law enforcement and warehousing.
In addition, our comprehensive sports testing panels screen for performance-enhancing drugs that include stimulants, narcotics, beta-blockers and diuretics that may be abused by athletes.
Additional information and educational materials are available at:
- Anabolic Steroid Abuse, National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
- Steroid Abuse in Today's Society (DEA sponsored)
- Substance Abuse Information Center
Download our reference guide for Common Drugs of Abuse.