• 04-04-08: Confirm BioSciences launches SteroidConfirmâ„¢

    Confirm BioSciences launches SteroidConfirmâ„¢

    Offering in response to concern of student-athletes emulating some professionals –


    SAN DIEGO – April 4, 2008 – Confirm BioSciences announced today the availability to SteroidConfirmâ„¢ at-home testing kit in response to parents who have expressed concern in teenagers emulating the professional athletes who use such illegal substances. SteroidConfirm tests for 17 different types of anabolic steroids. Using Liquid Chromatography Mass Spectrometry, the urine-based product can accurately quantify substances well below regular cut-off levels. Steroid Confirm is designed specifically for consumer use, and includes a syringe within a sealable tube to minimize accidental spills or transport damage. This design provides ample volume of specimen for the laboratory and is less bulky than transport cups. 
    “The attractiveness to steroids by young adults is greater than illegal narcotics because of its short-term performance benefits,” said Mason Duchatscheck, founder and CEO of St. Louis-based TestMyTeen.com. "There are also more kids in club or school sports activities than there are using drugs, and the peer pressure for winning is tremendous. Parents are the socially acceptable excuse for kids, who can stay on the straight and narrow by telling their teammates that their mom and dad are testing them regularly for steroid use.”

    SteroidConfirm is the first known testing kit for steroids designed specifically for the retail market, and follows the rapid rise of at-home drug screening products over the past five years. 

    “We typically sell drug testing products to approximately 200 customers a day via our online store, said Jehad Awada, founder and CEO of Ohio-based Uritox Medical, LLC. “Steroid testing is becoming of even greater interest to parents and schools, given the wide media coverage of well-known and well-liked professional athletes, who are suspected of using performance-enhancing drugs.”

    SteroidConfirm also provides a Medical Review Officer report so customers can interpret the results with ease.  Individuals can access the information online, and the test is 100 percent confidential; no personal information is required.

    “The testing is comprehensive to the World Anti-Doping Agency guidelines and can detect a wide range of prescription androgenic and designer anabolic steroids, pro-hormones, essential masking agents, anti-estrogen agents and diuretics,” said Zeynep Ilgaz, CEO of Confirm BioSciences.  “In addition to the ease of use collection tools, we’ve included the laboratory testing and 2-day shipping in the price of our product to make the process as simple as possible for the customer.”

    SteroidConfirm’s suggested retail price is $145.99 For a list of online stores offering the product, visit www.steroidconfirm.com.

    About Confirm BioSciences
    Confirm BioSciences is a global leader in the field of Lab Testing for Drugs of Abuse. The Company has developed diagnostic hair follicle test kit, HairConfirm for the detection of drugs of abuse and urine-based SteroidConfirm for home-based use. For more information, visit www.confirmbiosciences.com.


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