Sports Drug Testing
- 1 hr1 hour
- 3530 Manor Dr Ste 6
What is a sports drug test? A drug test for sports athletes is the process of collecting samples of blood, urine, or saliva to check for chemicals that are either illegal or banned in a sport. Tests may be done to check for: Marijuana Cocaine Alcohol Stimulants such as Amphetamines, Ephedra, or Caffeine Steroids. HGH (human growth hormone) Each sports organization has a different list of substances they test for. Why is this test done? Drug testing in sports helps: Prevent cheating in sports Protect athletes health from using dangerous drugs to perform better Find athletes who have substance abuse problems Drug testing is used at many levels of sports: High school College Olympic Professional football, baseball, basketball, hockey, and cycling How do athletes prepare for the test? Most drug tests are surprise tests or random tests. What happens during the test? A sample of urine, blood, or saliva is collected in a lab. A testing official will be present to ensure that: The proper procedure is followed. The sample isn't tampered with. Often officials from the sports governing body are present to observe as well. What happens after the test? The urine, blood, or saliva samples are sent to a lab. Test results are reported to the governing body of the sport. If drugs are not found in the test sample, the result is negative. If drugs are found, the result is positive and the athlete may be banned or suspended from their sport.
Cancellations must be made within 24hrs.
Infiniti Diagnostics, Manor Drive, Vicksburg, MS, USA