Research Article| Volume 7, ISSUE 3, P655-668, September 1987

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Detection of Androgenic Anabolic Steroids in Urine

  • Caroline K. Hatton
    Corresponding author: Paul Ziffren Olympic Analytical Laboratory, Department of Pharmacology, UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, California 90024
    Associate Director, Paul Ziffren Olympic Analytical Laboratory, and Assistant Research Pharmacologist, University of California, Los Angeles
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  • Don H. Catlin
    Associate Professor, Departments of Medicine and Pharmacology; University of California, Los Angeles

    Director, Paul Ziffren Olympic Analytical Laboratory; University of California, Los Angeles

    Chief, Division of Clinical Pharmacology, University of California, Los Angeles
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      Virtually all professional and amateur sporting organizations forbid the use of androgenic anabolic steroids (AAS). The International Olympic Committee, United States Olympic Committee, and more recently the National Collegiate Athletic Association enforce the regulations by conducting urine testing. Over the past 3 years we have conducted about 8000 tests for AAS in urine and discovered several hundred positive cases. AAS when present in urine can be detected by screening and confirmatory tests using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry.
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