Sports Testing

Sports Testing

"My doctor told me I would never walk again. My mother told me I would. I chose to believe my mother." -Wilma Rudolph

Protecting Athletes and the Purity of Sport for over 20 Years

In 1990, Aegis began as an anti-doping laboratory to support successes achieved without the use of performance enhancing drugs. Today, we continue our mission to promote purity in sport by dedicating our sports testing laboratory to the memory of Wilma Rudolph. Her life is an example of fair competition and devotion to excellence and is a continuing inspiration to us all.

Wilma Timeline

Wilma Glodean Rudolph demonstrated firsthand that purity of the body, power of the mind and the will to overcome pain can result in triumph over adversity.

  1. 1940


    1940 - Wilma Timeline

    In Bethlehem, TN, Rudolph was born prematurely and was the 20th of 22 children.

  2. 1946


    Wilma was diagnosed with polio and was forced to wear a leg brace.

  3. 1952


    At age 12, Wilma was able to walk without a leg brace or crutches and began running.

  4. 1956


    1956 - Wilma Timeline

    Wilma won a bronze medal in the women's relay race in the Melbourne Olympics.

  5. 1958


    1958 - Wilma Timeline

    Wilma graduated from Burt High School in Clarksville, TN and started college at Tennessee State University that fall.

  1. 1960


    1960 - Wilma Timeline

    Wilma was considered the fastest woman in the world after she became the first American female to win 3 gold medals in the Summer Olympics.

  2. 1963


    1963 - Wilma Timeline

    Wilma graduated from Tennessee State University with a degree in elementary education.

  3. 1983


    Wilma was inducted into the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame among other honors.

  4. 1994


    1994 - Wilma Timeline

    Wilma died from brain cancer in Brentwood, TN.

  5. 2004


    2004 - Wilma Timeline

    The USPS issued a 23 cent stamp honoring Wilma and her accomplishments during their Distinguished Americans series.

Independent Anti-Doping Laboratory
The Only Truly INDEPENDENT Anti-Doping Laboratory

The Only Truly INDEPENDENT Anti-Doping Laboratory

We’ve got you covered!

Our clients span the U.S. and the world. Regardless of where you are located, our comprehensive drug testing and consultation services will protect your organization from the harmful effects of substance abuse. After all, "Aegis" is the name of Zeus' shield and is defined as "to protect."

And we have the Team to do it.

Our entire Aegis Expert Team includes more than 20 PhDs, PharmDs and MDs and 300 years of cumulative experience. Whether you have questions about testing results or new drugs being abused, call us. We are here.

We are not just a laboratory!


Only Aegis can offer your program the most accurate drug test available through our Zero-Tolerance Drug Testing services. ZTDT was developed for testing student athletes and is superior to testing offered by other laboratories.

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Did you realize routine testing by other laboratories and point-of-care onsite devices miss 60-70% of detectable drug use?

With Zero-Tolerance Drug Testing services, you can insure your sports organization is truly Drug-Free.

Zero-Tolerance Drug Testing services detect:

  • More drugs
  • Drugs at lower thresholds
  • Drugs for a longer period of time


The non-medical use of drugs by high school, college, amateur, and professional athletes is a dangerous and growing problem. To address the problem, Aegis has developed tests for a variety of performance enhancing substances including: anabolic steroids, stimulants (including ephedrine), diuretics, and beta blockers.

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Anabolic Steroid Profiles:

  • Comprehensive Steroid Profile: Mirrors that of collegiate and international testing organizations.
  • Targeted Steroid Profile: Perfect for high schools, police departments, and other organizations not requiring the comprehensive profile.

Nutritional Supplements:

The nutritional supplement and dietary product industry is loosely regulated and has cost some athletes their sports.


Aegis is one of a few select laboratories in the U.S. who tests for anabolic steroids. Select which anabolic steroid profile best meets your needs: Comprehensive Steroid Profile: Mirrors that of collegiate and international testing organizations. Targeted Steroid Profile: Perfect for high schools, police departments, and other organizations not requiring the comprehensive profile.

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Anabolic steroids are synthetic compounds closely related to the male sex hormone testosterone. Steroids can be taken orally, injected, or applied on the skin in the form of gels or creams. Commonly abused steroids include anadrol, dianobol, winstrol, durabolin, and equipoise. The non-medical use of these drugs by high school, college, amateur and professional athletes is a dangerous and growing problem.

Effects of use/abuse include:

  • Severe acne
  • Rashes
  • Stunted growth
  • Sexual function problems
  • Behavioral changes, aggressive-ness ("roid rages")
  • Cholesterol increase
  • Heart disease
  • Liver tumors
  • Cancer
  • Cataracts

(PGx) Testing

Aegis offers pharmacogenetic testing to identify specific gene variants that impact the effects of drugs on the body. Our data offers actionable results for drugs across a number of classes including behavioral health, pain management, rheumatology, and neurology. Our testing menu includes medication/gene pairs that are supported by clinical guidelines, FDA-approved labeling, and peer-reviewed literature.

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Aegis is devoted to providing personalized information that is clinically meaningful and changing the way sports medicine is managed. With this information, you will be able to modify your treatment plan to positively impact therapies and lead to better outcomes for your athletes.

Additional Services

Aegis is more than a laboratory! We want to support your anti-doping needs in every way possible and include the following for our clients, at no additional fee: Program Policy Development & Review, Random Program Administration, Online Results Administration, Substance Abuse Management System (SAMS), Result Interpretation/Consultation with Aegis PhD Toxicologists.

Included services in Aegis Sports Testing Services:

  • Normalized Test Results
  • On-site Collection Set-up
  • Random Program Administration
  • Quarterly Electronic Newsletter
  • Electronic Results Reporting Options
  • Program Policy Development and Review
  • Customized Annual Report Card
  • Substance Abuse Management System (SAMS)
  • Overnight Shipping (w/lab packs and labels)
  • Results Interpretation/Consultation with Expert Team, including PhD Toxicologists, PharmDs, MDs

Educating Athletes Everywhere

Hooton Foundation

Taylor Hooton Foundation, an anti-steroid foundation that helps protect athletes from the dangers of performance enhancing drugs, is the newest partner of Aegis Sciences Corporation in 2015. This partnership will arm young athletes with resources and information to ensure they compete clean.  

The Taylor Hooton Foundation partners with many professional and collegiate sports organizations to educate young athletes, their parents and coaches about the dangers of performance enhancing drugs and other banned substances, including those potentially found in dietary supplements. Aegis provides an educational tool, Aegis Shield, which identifies banned substances and their aliases in more than 140,000 dietary supplements, prescription medications and over-the-counter drugs. Together, we have a unique opportunity to help spread a message about the dangers of appearance and performance enhancing drugs (APEDs) and the benefits of competing drug free.