NASA Banned Substance List


This page is provided for all lifters. It is made available so all interested parties may be kept abreast of any and all changes in NASA Drug Testing requirements and Information.

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4-24-12 - Effective Immediately

NASA is now honoring drug testing results and/or suspensions from other accredited Federations such as the USAPL.

This is NASA's new Policy, effective immediately-

If someone is suspended from another Federation for Testosterone Levels greater than 6:1 and /or the Lifter's refusal to take any In Meet (IM) or Out of Meet (OM) test, they will also be banned from NASA for 3 years from that date.

If a lifter knowingly competes in any NASA meet while they they are suspended from another Drug Free Organization they will be banned from NASA for their lifetime. This rule will be retroactive back to 6-1-11. This will also be known as the "Death Penalty".

In addition, anyone who violates our drug testing policy will have "Any and All Records" removed from our record books (State/American/World) going back to day one of their NASA membership. No Exceptions.

We are continuously monitoring other Drug Test Suspension web sites and welcome information from our membership.


NASA Drug Testing Appeal Form

PDF   or    Word

Must Be Submitted Within 14 days of Receipt of Notice of Being Banned


by Greg Van Hoose - NASA Drug Testing Chairman

To Whom It May Concern & Lifters, Referee’s,

As you know in the past we have not banned androstene products because we have felt that over the counter supplements were just that.  In the past year I have found that the androstene products such as 19 Nor-androstendione can cause a false positive that shows up as a positive for Nandrolone.  How do we distinguish if this positive for nandrolone or is someone administering decadurabulin or taking an androstene derivative.  The lab cannot distinguish between the two in analysis of the sample.  Also regular androstendione could elevate testosterone levels in excess of the currently allowed level of 6 to 1.  There are products called pro-hormone gels that can be administered subcutaneously that are taken over a period of weeks that will raise your testosterone levels in excess of 6 to 1.  In both cases the lab cannot distinguish between an elevated testosterone level of an over the counter or mail order supplements as these. 

As you can see this is not cut and dry as it seems.  We as an organization have always strived to give lifters a choice where they can come and lift on an even playing field with drug free lifters.  If the organization is truly going to be fair to everyone we have to ban supplements that can cause positives on drug tests.  This is why we are trying to get the word out to all lifters to make sure that everyone knows that effective 01/01/02 androstene and pro-hormone products will be banned.  A positive test result for nandrolone will result in a six months suspension.  A second positive for Nandrolone will result in a three year suspension.  Any positives for elevated testosterone levels in excess of 6 to 1 will result in a suspension of three years. 

 As far as testing goes it is up to the meet director as to how many tests will be administered at a meet.  We have spent countless hours perfecting our best lifter coefficient and this is a barometer for drug testing.  If you are lifting big you will be tested.  This is the fairest way I know to administer tests.  At this past World Cup the top six coefficients were drug tested.  I have never been a believer of testing a percentage of lifters to say I tested 10%.  Believe me I have been there and done that and it is not a cost effective or essentially accurate way of drug testing. 

 If you have further questions please E-mail me and I will be glad to discuss this at length with you.

Greg Van Hoose - NASA Drug Testing Chairman



 Current Up-Graded NASA Testing

includes all of the following substances. This test

began at the World Cup, August 4th & 5th, 2007 and is currently in force as of 6-13-14 and will continue until further notice.

Remember, it is the lifter's sole responsibility for what he/she puts into his/her body.

Attention - Supplements May Cause You To Fail The Drug Test

Extreme caution is recommended regarding supplement use.

The use of dietary supplements by athletes is a concern because in many countries the manufacturing and labeling of supplements may not follow strict rules, which may lead to a supplement containing an undeclared substance that is prohibited under anti-doping regulations. A significant number of positive tests have been attributed to the misuse of supplements and taking a poorly labeled dietary supplement is not an adequate defense in a doping hearing.



       1-Testosterone &/or Metabolite/ 1-Androstendiol/ 1-Androstendione   X
       Bolasterone Metabolite   X
       Boldenone/ Boldione/ Quinbolone Metabolite   X
       Calusterone Metabolite   X
       Clenbuterol   X
       Clostebol Metabolite   X
       Danazol/ Ethisterone &/or Metabolite   X
       Dehydrochloromethyltestosterone (DHCMT) Metabolite   X
       Dihydrotestosterone/ Drostandiol &/or Metabolite   X
       Desoxymethyltestosterone Metabolite   X
       Drostanolone &/or Metabolite   X
       Estra-4,9-dien-3,17-dione Metabolite   X
       Fluoxymesterone Metabolite   X
       Formebolone Metabolite   X
       Furazabol Metabolite   X
       4-Hydroxytestosterone/ Formestane Metabolite   X
       6a-Methylandrostendione Metabolite   X
       Mestanolone Metabolite   X
       Mesterolone &/or Metabolite   X
       Methandrostenolone (Methandienone, Dianabol) Metabolite   X
       Methandriol &/or Metabolite   X
       Methasterone Metabolite   X
       Methenolone &/or Metabolite   X
       Methylnortestosterone Metabolite   X
       Methyltestosterone Metabolite   X
       Methyl-1-testosterone &/or Metabolite   X
       Mibolerone &/or Metabolite   X
       Nandrolone/ 19-Norandrostendione/ 19-Norandrostendiol Metabolite   X
       Norclostebol Metabolite   X
       Norethandrolone/ Ethylestrenol Metabolite   X
       Oxabolone Metabolite   X
       Oxandrolone &/or Metabolite   X
       Oxymesterone   X
       Oxymetholone Metabolite   X
       Prostanozol Metabolite   X
       Stanozolol Metabolite,   X
       Stenbolone &/or Metabolite   X
       Testolactone Metabolite   X
       Testosterone/ Androstendione/ Androstendiol/ DHEA (T/E Ratio >6)   X
       Trenbolone Metabolite   X
     Masking Agents:    
       Probenecid   X
       Epitestosterone (> 200 ng/mL)   X



NASA Banner Substance List

Banned Substances
The following is a list of banned drug classes:


Anabolic Agents:
Anabolic Steriods
Dihydrotestosterone (DHT)

3. Diuretics:
and related compounds
and related compounds

Other Anabolic Agents

Chlorothiazide quinethazone
Chlorthalidone spironolactone
Ethacrynic acid triamterene
Flumethiazide trichlormethiazide
Furosemide and related compounds

Peptide Hormones and Analogues
Chorionic gonadotrophin (HCG-human chorionic gonadotrophin)
Corticotrophin (ACTH)
Growth hormone (HGH, somatotrophin)
All the respective releasing factors of the above-mentioned substances also are
Erythropoietin (EPO)

The following is a definition of positive for this list.
• For Caffeine – if the concentration in urine exceeds 12 micrograms/ml
• For Testosterone – if the administration of testosterone or the use of any other
manipulation has the result of increasing the ratio of the total concentration of
testosterone to that of epitestosterone in the urine to greater that 6:1, unless
there is evidence that this ratio is due to a physiological or pathological


(The Therapeutic Program was suspended in 2009 because of abuse by the lifters who were tested)

Note on NASA's Therapeutic Waiver:

Below are a few facts that might help you in deciding if this program is for you.

It is the lifters responsibility to maintain a maximum of a 6:1 Test ration, regardless of his treatment plan. We provide the exemption for those that feel they can qualify and pass the test if they are tested. It is the responsibility of the lifter to check with his Dr. to make sure that the treatment he is receiving will keep him within our standards. We cannot nor do we want to be involved in making your medical decisions.

Any Anabolic Steroid other than the approved Testosterone indicated by an approved Dr. indicated in any urine test will result in an immediate 3 year ban. Any test exceeding a 6:1 ratio will also result in a punishment of some type determined by the Executive Committee if an appeal is formally filed and a re-test is conducted.

The important thing to remember is that you MUST always stay under a 6:1 ratio. This is YOUR responsibility. Please make sure that your Dr. is qualified to make these decisions for you and that he will conduct a Urine Test to verify that you can and will pass our test. Make sure he understands we do urine testing.

There are treatment plans that will work with our testing but it is your responsibility to find these and decide if they will work. It is also the lifter's responsibility to pass a urine test any time you are selected to take on. We are a drug free organization and we do test. It is YOUR responsibility as a NASA lifter and member, to pass these tests.

We hope this information helps you in deciding if this exemption will work for you. Please consult your physician for any and all questions you may have. This information should serve only as a information resource. Please contact your physician before making any choice.