If drug court or drug screening is part of your probation terms and ordered by the court, then it is hard to say whether anabolic steroid testing comes into play. For the most part, court-ordered screenings cover only recreational drugs like marijuana, cocaine, opiates, barbiturates, benzodiazepines, and some others. Once again, anabolic steroid testing is quite expensive, and since many court systems expect their probationers to pay their own fees, they do not expect them to come up with more than $100 for each test. In areas where anabolic steroids are viewed as “problematic”, or if the offense leading to the probation dealt with steroids, then testing is likely.
There are five primary color-tests reagents used for general screening purposes. The Marquis reagent turns into a variety of colors when in the presence of different substances. Dille-Koppanyi reagent uses two chemical solutions which turns a violet-blue color in the presence of barbiturates. Duquenois-Levine reagent is a series of chemical solutions that turn to the color of purple when the vegetation of marijuana is added. Van Urk reagent turns blue-purple when in the presence of LSD. Scott Test's chemical solution shows up as a faint blue for cocaine base.