Steroid Standards

Over the past 20 years the prevalence rate of illicit anabolic steroid use among US high school students has ranged from 2.2-6.1%.1 Anabolic steroids such as androstene, androsterone, boldenone and bolasterone are compounds that increase strength and lean muscle mass. Typical abusers of anabolic steroids include athletes and bodybuilders who use steroids for competitive advantage in sports.

Besides continual illicit use steroids are essential for the treatment of a variety of serious health disorders, including sexual dysfunction, osteoporosis, fatigue and muscle weakness in men with clinically low testosterone levels due to acquired or congenital disease. In recent years, lower costs and advances in LC-MS/MS technology have enabled clinical and diagnostic labs to accurately quantitate endogenous steroids and hormones for use as biomarkers in numerous diseases such as psychiatric illness, endocrine disorders, and various types of cancer.

Sigma-Aldrich's Cerilliant brand offers a wide selection of Certified Spiking Solutions® and neat material steroid reference standards, including precursors, conjugates, metabolites, parent compounds, and stable-labeled internal standards. These certified reference standards are suitable for use in newborn screening, drug and toxicology testing, endocrinology, clinical chemistry, diagnostic testing, calibrator preparation, or urine drug testing.

Cerilliant’s drug reference standards are manufactured and certified to the highest industry standards including ISO Guide 34, ISO/IEC 17025, and ISO 13485. For fully certified reference materials, Cerilliant Certificates of Analysis include uncertainty information in accordance with ISO guidelines and traceability information for satisfaction of regulatory requirements. Our multiple ISO accreditations ensure that Cerilliant products and services meet the highest industry standards accepted across international borders. 

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