Q: I have to take a drug test for employment/joining the military. What about my AAS use?
A: AAS/Peptides aren't tested for. The test is (99% of the time in these situations) a SAMHSA-5 test (see here for info - http://www.erowid.org/psychoactives/...ng_info1.shtml ), which is only for recreational drugs. Tests for steroids are prohibitively expensive in these situations and won't be carried out. See DJQuirk's info here ( http://anabolicsteroidforums.com/sho...ll=1#post19626 )
EDIT: I've received numerous rumors about "random" tests being carried out in all branches of the military for steroids. Don't be a target for a "random" test - hide your things well and keep your mouth shut. Exercise caution.
Q: I'm an NCAA athlete/in an athletic league that tests OR someone squealed on me to my CO and he wrote me up for a special drug test.
A: You're fucked.
Q: In regards to special tests for AAS. What are the detection times?
A: Stick with TNE/Aqueous Testosterone or peptides if you don't know the test dates (unless you're some kind of Professional/Olympic athlete who gets exotic/designer steroids, in which case, consult your team "chemist" )
Detection Times for Various Androgenic/Anabolic Steroids, and other compounds of interest.
Compiled by Rainier (AnabolicSteroidForums.com)
|Nandrolone Decanoate (Deca-Durabolin)
|Nandrolone Phenylproprionate (Durabolin)
|Boldenone undecyclenate (Equipoise) Methenolone enanthate (Primobolan)
Trenbolone Acetate (Finaject/Finaplix)
|Methandienone - Oral (Oral Dianabol)
Stanozolol - Injectable (Injectable Winstrol)
|Stanozolol - Oral (Oral Winstrol)
Detection times will vary based on the individual, the above are general approximations.
Q: Can AAS usage be deduced from a standard blood panel, e.g. levels of estrogen, cholesterol etc.
A: With 1) "Bodybuilding dosages" (as opposed to low TRT doses) and 2) a legitimate product being used, testosterone usage will be very clear on a standard blood test. Average test levels for most people are usually in the 300-800 range. It won't take a genius to realize that somebody with a test levels of 1350 (or off the scale above 1500, as is the case for most people) is juicing.
If you're for some reason only taking non-testosterone AAS, testosterone levels won't be increased, but these can still "show up" in other ways. With many steroids, estradiol/prolactin will be much higher than the range for males (if AIs/prolactin inhibitors are not taken), and cholesterol values will be very negatively affected (lower HDL, higher LDL).
Very low LH and FSH are also good indications that someone may be "shut down" from juicing. Orals will often affect liver enzymes negatively, which might show up as out of range also.
Of course, it is important to consider past blood tests, which if available, will provide a "baseline" for what are normal blood levels for that person (e.g. has your estradiol doubled since your last blood test? That's a red flag. If someone's estrogen has always been very high though, that's a different story altogether).
EDIT 1: August 25. Added question.
EDIT 2: Added detection times
EDIT 3: Linked DJQuirk's post on military testing
PM me with questions you'd like answered and I'll edit them into this original post. This is a work in progress.