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steroids and drug testing (part 2)

Feb 28, 2008
Immuno Assay (IA) This procedure uses antibodies that bind to specific drugs, or the metabolites of the drugs produced from their interaction with the body, in order to detect such substances. This test is only as good as the antibodies chosen, as antibodies vary in their specificity of binding; that is, they may also bind to other substances present in the sample that are not illegal by recognising a similarity in another 'like' molecule, and yet, as a result, indicate that an illegal substance would be used.

This would be a rare occurrence, through. This would be what is called a false positive result. Immunoassay has produced false positives with some decongestants and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Therefore, if you know immunoassay is being used to test your sample, avoid these two classes of drugs prior to the event.

Types of Immunoassay: The two most commonly used IA techniques at present are Radio immunoassay (RIA) and fluorescence polarisation immunoassay (FPIA). RIA is used in the detection of certain 17-alpha-methyl, 17-alphaethyl, and 19-nortesterone anabolic steroids. The enzyme Multiplied immunoassay technique (EMIT) is the easiest to perform; so if you aren't sure which of the tests will be administrated, concentrate on beating EMIT. If you dont beat the EMIT test, then you will most likely be given the extremely sensitive GC/MS test, just as confirmation.

PharmChek: This is a form of patch which is worn for about a week or so and will absorb your sweat and consequently detect any possible illegal substances contained in it. You cannot tamper with the patch and it is not currently known how accurate the test results really are.

TestCup: This is another test where we have been left in the dark but consists of a specially designed cup which handles urine samples. It comes with a type of indicator which changes colour as it reacts to certain illegal substances that are present.

Beating the Most common Type of Test - the EMIT: One of the best ways to beat any of the tests is to know how long after you last took a drug the relevant test will still be able to detect it. You can then stop taking the drug(s) for a suitable time period before the test so that they are down to levels that can't be detected by the test.

Several drugs detection times;- Drug Approx. Detection time in urine using EMI Amphetamines between 2 and 4 days, Clenbuterol between 2 and 4 days - detectable at 0.5ng/ml by GC/MS Nicotine. There is no reliable data but Quite a while as nicotine is a fat soluble. Peptide hormones (like insulin, g/hormone and IGF-1) and non detectable Anabolic steroids Oral steroids about 2 weeks and Injectable about 1 month.

Important Note 1: The previously stated clearance times are not accurate for everybody as it all depends on each individual and how long their body takes to get the drug out of their system. They are good rough estimates...

Important Note 2: Another test for steroids is by GC/MS, HPLC and RIA and not forgetting EMIT. If you want to pass a GC/MS or HPLC test allow yourself more time for your body to get the drug out of your system than you would in an EMIT test. Each drug can be tested for by GC/MS but you must remember that the drug clearance times are a lot different from person to person.

Important Notes 3/4 for THE DREADED DECA: This steroid can still be detected in the body up to 18 months after your last shot. The good new is that there is no known test for the use of growth hormone or insulin, so you can go on using it right up till the same day of the event without getting caught.

One way to speed up the removal rate of any drug from your system is easy. You just have to speed up your metabolism by training harder with weights so you end up killing 2 birds with one stone to get stronger. If it's fatty soluble drugs that you need to dilute quicker you should train harder with aerobic type exercises which will increase the breakdown of fats in the body, removing the stored drugs from their fatty stores.

Another good method to increase your metabolism and drug clearance rate is by taking on additional calories and adding on extra daily meals. The right way for you will depend on what you want to achieve at your next event as well as the drugs that you plan on taking. If you feel that you need more information on this matter you can get great advice on the mickhartblog and you will soon feel more confident.
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This Article was By Leading Bodybuilding And Steroid Expert Mick Hart. For more bodybuilding and training information check out Mick's new blog
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