Confirm Biosciences launches SteroidConfirm

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Confirm Biosciences
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New Steroid Home Test Kit to Detect Anabolic Steroid Abuse
– Offering in response to concern of student-athletes emulating some professionals –

A new steroid test kit called SteroidConfirm™ can detect up to 17 different anabolic steroids, equipping parents and athlete coaches with a valuable new tool for combating steroid abuse. Developed by San Diego based Biotech Company Confirm BioSciences, the kit also includes a Medical Review Officer Report, where the parent has the opportunity to consult a Doctor regarding test results.

SteroidConfirm tests for 17 different types of performance-enhancing agents. Using Liquid Chromatography Mass Spectrometry, the urine-based product can accurately quantify substances well below regular cut-off levels. SteroidConfirm™ is designed specifically for consumer use, and includes a patented 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.”

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) estimates that more than a half million 8th and 10th grade students are now using these dangerous drugs, and increasing numbers of high school seniors don’t believe steroids are risky. Another study indicated that 1,084,000 Americans, or 0.5 percent of the adult population, said that they had used anabolic steroids. These are just a couple of examples of how widespread the problem has become.

According to the Monitoring the Future Survey (MTF) released by the Department of Health and Human Services steroid abuse is especially among male 12th graders.

“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 and a Chain of Custody form for use by organizations who regularly test their employees or schools who screen their student athletes. Test results are available through a secure, online portal, with the information being 100 percent confidential; no personal information is required.

“Concerns about body image and athletic performance may be leading teens, as well as adult men and women, to use anabolic steroids, despite the serious side effects of these drugs.” said Zeynep Ilgaz, CEO of Confirm BioSciences.  “Because people like the physical results they see when they use steroids, it can easily turn into steroid abuse. Often people begin to overlook the possible side effects of steroids and move from steroid use to steroid abuse.” She continued.

SteroidConfirm™ is available from Amazon and www.CVS.com other resellers listed at www.steroidconfirm.com . The kits costs $145.99 including lab fee, shipping, Report, MRO Review and MRO consulting.

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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