Can't afford GC/MS lab testing, but curious about testing your gear at home with those DIY "RoidTest" or "LabMax" kits? Good idea! Whether you've purchased from us or a competitor, it's always reassuring to know that what you're putting in your body is in fact what the label says it is! These kits are relatively simple to use, but require strict adherence to the instructions.
Over the past two years we've seen a lot of folks flub up the testing process, and then worry about the legitimacy of their products. For peace of mind, and to also save on the cost of buying another test kit, we've sourced some videos that depict these tests being executed properly. We've removed any personal information from these videos in order to protect our customers, and made notes below each video if there were any issues with the testing methodology. Have a test video you'd like us to have a look at? Send it in! If it's performed well and filmed clearly, you can have it featured on this page!
Pros of Home Test Kits
Home Test kits can be found online for less than $30USD+shipping
Nobody has to know!
Why pay the lab techs to have all the fun? Doing it yourself is much cooler.
Doesn't waste product
These tests are highly sensitive, and require LESS THAN ONE MILLIGRAM of active ingredient to show a reaction (This doesn't include the weight of the oil or filler powder, so still measure).
Cons of Home Test Kits
Cannot identify contaminants.Biological contamination can arise from both faulty asepsis setup and improper filtration. Risks include mold, bacteria, heavy metals, unreacted manufacturing byproducts, and other organic contamination.
Does not quantify inactive ingredients
The inactive ingredient profile of any substance plays a large part in user experience. While solvents are required to suspend many compounds, inferior UGLs and even some legitimate pharmaceutical manufacturers use an EXCESS to guarantee suspension in solution. That "test flu" might actually be a buildup of solvent in your body. Remember, Big Pharma gets away with making Test Cyp in 100% Ethyl Oleate because TRT is typically prescribed at VERY LOW DOSES. Just because it's cheap doesn't mean it's designed to be injected 2-3 ampules per week! This being said, at-home test kits won't tell you anything in this regard.
Does not account for excipients, binders, and fillers
All oral drugs (whether capsules or pressed tablets) contain binders and fillers. Each manufacturer will use a different filler profile, which will skew test results in many cases. Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) is commonly used, and definitely throws off the results of any test that is affected by pH.
Prone to user errorMany users follow the instructions as a "guide", but do not follow them exactly. Dumping a "little bit" of powder into the testing vessel is a sure way to spoil the test. Don't have a milligram scale? Read on...