The Department of Defense labs tests 60, urine random samples each month. All active duty members must undergo a urinalysis at least once per year. Members of the Guard and Reserves must be tested at least once every two years. There are several protections built-in to the system to ensure accurate results. First, individuals initial the label on their own bottles. The bottles are boxed into batches, and the test administrator begins a chain-of-custody document for each batch.
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Military doctor: Almost half of testosterone-boosting supplements may have illegal steroids
Testosterone-boosting supplements have been in the crosshairs over on the Military Health System's blog, with two posts in the past month warning about the dangers of steroid use and encouraging "natural methods" for bolstering T-levels. The hormone is vital for maintaining bone density, muscle strength and mass -- not to mention its most important role: regulating sex drive. But there's a down side of testosterone-boosting supplements, according to Dr. The military doesn't routinely test for steroids but commanders can order a screening if they suspect steroid use. And most troops are of an age — 18 to 39 — where their hormone levels tend to be just fine, according to physicians and fitness experts.
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