To support our steroid testing service, RTL employs Dr. Victor Uralets, formerly Director of Sports Testing at Quest Diagnostics. Dr. Uralets has 26 years of drug testing laboratory experience with 11 years focused on Olympic laboratory testing. Dr. Uralets holds a doctorate degree in organic chemistry from the Institute of Organoelement Compounds of the Russian Academy of Sciences and a bachelor of science degree in chemistry from Moscow State University. With the addition of Dr. Uralets to its staff, RTL offers the same confidence in testing for steroids as it does for urine and oral fluid drug testing .
We have also noted that 24-hour urinary estrogens can be a sensitive monitor of liver detoxification capability. Elevated urinary estrogens in normally-cycling women may indicate a history of exposure to liver stresses such as excessive environmental organic chemicals. Interventions intended to improve liver function result in a gradual normalization of the abnormal estrogen levels. Thus, measurement of urinary estrogens can give insight into other aspects of physiology. This phenomenon is also noted in peri- or post-menopausal women who have previously taken Premarin, and have switched to triple-estrogen replacement with less-than-optimal symptom relief.