OCB Drug Testing Guidelines

Competitors must be drug free and compliant with the WADA Anti-Doping Code. Participants are required to pass polygraph screenings prior to competitions (polygraph test results from amateur OCB shows can be honored for other amateur OCB shows held within three weeks from the contest where testing took place. Polygraph test results from other amateur all-natural federations, other than OCB, can possibly be honored, but only in circumstances where the polygraph examiner who conducted the testing sends verification to OCB, or where the conducting examiner's name and contact information are supplied to OCB for OCB to be able to verify testing took place and what results were in advance). Pros are required to be polygraph tested for every OCB Pro show, regardless of how recently they may have been tested elsewhere. In addition to polygraph testing, pro-qualifying placement winners at amateur events, and cash-prize placement winners in pro divisions, must pass a urine test.

Polygraph screenings are used since many substances are not detectable in urine. Most anabolic steroids and other banned substances are no longer detectable in urine within a month or two from last use, and growth hormone is not detected in routine sports panel urine testing.

Gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS) equipment is used to determine Testosterone/Epitestosterone (T/E) Ratios. Urine specimens in excess of a 6/1 ratio are red flagged and ruled as a positive test, no matter what the cause. In the event of elevated T/E results (which can occur naturally in a very small percent of the population) further testing will be done via IRMS/CIR to determine if exogenous testosterone is present in the urine. This will be done at the athlete’s expense at the WADA accredited lab.

OCB Drug testing will conform to the most current WADA Prohibited List by WADA Accredited Labs.

Click here to review the WADA BANNED SUBSTANCES LIST

  • All testing will be carried out on site or at an approved designated site in accordance with OCB Drug Testing Custody and Control Form Collection Policy and Procedures.
  • Testing includes all performance enhancing “drugs” that are on the current WADA Prohibited List.
  • All athletes are subject to urinalysis testing, which may include unannounced or random testing. Refusal to supply a urine sample may result in ineligibility or disqualification.
  • Any attempts to evade or invalidate polygraph or urinalysis testing may result in ineligibility or disqualification.
  • If an athlete tests positive for a banned substance they will be suspended from competing for a minimum of three months and up to a maximum of four years based on the severity and quantities/levels of banned substance or substances detected.
  • Any athlete sample that tests positive faces immediate suspension beginning the date of the positive test. The athlete will be notified in writing of the failed test, the substance detected, and the Confidential Test Report will be provided from the lab. The athlete has the right to appeal the decision in writing within 10 business days and pay the total cost of the “B” sample testing. However, the suspension remains in effect until either the “B” sample confirms or refutes the findings. Once a final ruling is made by the OCB Testing committee, then there is no second appeal.
  • Be advised that the following categories of substances are banned by the OCB; Anabolic Agents to include all Andro products, Peptide Hormones, Growth Factors, SARMS, Beta-2 Agonists, Hormones and Metabolic Modulators, Diuretics, Masking Agents, Muscle Implants (excluding breast implants) Synthol and Stimulants.

  • It is your responsibility to be aware of the substances that are on the prohibited list and any updates or changes made by WADA. Ignorance is not an excuse.
  • The OCB does not review, ban or recommend any individual supplements. It is up to the end user to determine if the supplement or substance is banned.
  • Beware that just because a supplement label does not list banned substances, that does not mean a supplement does not contain something that could potentially cause a failure. OCB recommends individuals contact the company directly to ask about the possibility of cross contamination, adulteration, or anything that could potentially lead to a drug test failure on a standard WADA urine screening
  • Any substances not specifically listed by WADA, but banned by the FDA are prohibited and may result in ineligibility or disqualification.


    Athletes, like all others, may have illnesses or conditions that require them to take particular medications. If the medication an athlete is required to take to treat an illness or condition happens to fall under the prohibited list, a therapeutic use exemption may give that athlete the authorization to take the needed medicine. Criteria for granting a therapeutic use exemption are:

    1.) The athlete would experience significant health problems without taking the prohibited substance or method.
    2.) The therapeutic use of the substance would not produce significant enhancement of performance.
    3.) There is no reasonable therapeutic alternative to the use of the otherwise prohibited substance or method. Note: hormone replacement therapy (HRT), e.g. supplementing with prescribed testosterone in any form to raise testosterone levels due to natural decreases that occur with aging (even if to just elevate levels to within ‘normal’ ranges), is NOT considered a medicinal exception.

    Persons using HRT would not be eligible for OCB competition.
    OCB's policy on doctor prescribed testosterone

    To request an exemption, please use the form below. When complete, email to sulcop96@aol.com.
    Exemption Form Here

    Cannabis / Marijuana / CBD’s

    • Any substance(s) in this category that produce intoxicating effects are banned for use for 12 hours prior to taking a polygraph examination.   If an athlete fails a test, and the examiner determines the athlete is under the influence, the athlete will be deemed ineligible for that event.

    glucagon-like peptide-1s receptor agonists (GLP-1s)

  • As of January 1, 2023, any prescription medications that manipulate insulin that are being used solely for weight loss purposes are banned (e.g.; Wegovy, Ozempic, Metformin, Rybelsus, etc.)
  • Anyone who is legitimately prescribed these medications should complete a therapeutic use exemption form prior to competing.

  • Insulin for the purpose of bodybuilding
  • Muscle Implants
  • Prescription Thyroid Hormone Medication when used for bodybuilding purposes is banned! Including but not limited to: Synthroid, T3, T4
  • Any type of injection that enhances your physique (Example: Glute Injections - Fat or Collagen)
  • Synthol
  • For the purpose of physique competition, any medical procedures that extract fat to enhance specific muscle definition (Example: abdominal or thigh etching)
  • Any substances on the WADA banned list found in alternative forms available through “experimental” or “for research purposes only” labeling

  • The following substances are still allowed for OCB competition

  • DHEA up to 100 mg/day
  • 7-Keto DHEA

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