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Random drug testing is extremely popular among many college and even high school athletic teams. With the growing popularity of steroids, sports enhancement drink, and other performance enduing products on the market, urine drug testing has become almost a necessity among armature athletics to insure fair competition. While there are many different forms of drug testing, random drug testing seems to be the most common for of testing done for athletes because it is quick, easy, and the results are very accurate. Random drug screening, usually done through a urine test, and also known as urinalysis, can either provide the answers to the test via a drug card which is used on site for immediate results or the random drug testing samples can be sent away. The random drug testing methods in which the samples are tested immediately on a card are usually not as accurate as the urine drug testing which is done by sending away the sample. The urine samples that have been sent away to a lab undergo GCMS, standing for gas chromatography/mass spectrometry, or the samples undergo immunoassay analysis or performance liquid chromatography. These random drug testing samples are tested very throughly and product quite accurate results.
Many college and even high school athletes who undergo random drug testing programs are okay with the situation since they believe the drug testing process creates a fair and amateur athletic experience. The students who fail these urine drug testing experiences tend to look less positively upon the testing rules and believe that the rules are too strict. While it is true that some schools go to the extreme and consider energy drinks and certain types of food to be banned from use, the point of the random drug testing is to create the most fair experience possible. Without some form of random drug test screening programs, steroid use and many other illegal procedures would likely be much more appealing among many college and high school student athletes.
Disclaimer: Cliff Schaffer does not personally endorse or support any of the comments made within the writings of this article.