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How do you ship the testkits? 20. September 2018

We send the reagents in ultra-discreet boxes. Please email us for more information.


Do you know if you can take reagent tests abroad (on a plane)? 10. September 2018

You would have to check the regulations of your airline but if you do, it is best to put them in checked luggage and make sure that the lid is on tightly and they are individually bagged as they will damage your luggage if they leak (due to the reduced pressure in the hold). They can be safely transported individually bagged in hand luggage with your other liquids, again airline regulations permitting.


Which reagent tests should you use for amphetamine? 31. August 2018

The MDMA testing multipack works well for this. Marquis gives an orange reaction and froehde typically gives no colour change. Caffeine is a very common cut but this does not react with any reagents. It can be removed using an “acetone wash” and typically makes up around half of a given sample of amphetamine.


What is the expected shelf life of the reagents when stored in the fridge? 31. August 2018

About 1 year – froehde and ehrlich last quite a bit longer though.


How can I test Crystal Meth 22. August 2018

Crystal meth (methamphetamine) can be tested with the MDMA & Cocaine reagent testing kit. Mandelin, Marquis and Liebermann give colour changes for meth showing whether it is present. Froehde and Mecke do not give colour changes and make it easier to identify cutting agents. See here for more detail: https://www.reagent-tests.uk/reagent-test-colours/

 


Are the bottles supposed to be about 40% filled? 2. June 2018

Yes, every bottle contains at least 2mL as stated when purchased. We use 5mL bottles as they are stronger and release the liquid more evenly.


How do you dispose of old test kits? 3. March 2018

While wearing gloves and eye protection, start the cold tap running gently and then remove the lid of the reagent bottle and upturn it so that the contents drip into the flowing water. As soon as they are diluted, the risks are very low but it is not safe to drink or wash in the water.


which test kit is used for ketamine? 23. August 2017

Ketamine itself doesn’t give a colour change with any reagents but cutting agents do – the cocaine testing multipack is actually most suitable for this as some preservatives in vetinary ketamine give a faint orange reaction with the mandelin reagent and a faint yellow with liebermann, which is a helpful identification hint.


What happens if a sample contains multiple drugs? 14. August 2017

It will produce a mixture of the colours – a lot like mixing two colours of paint. If you have a powder or crystalline substance with two different looking types of crystal, try to separate them and test them individually.


Can I send you a photo of my test result for clarification? 30. August 2016

Definitely! We love talking about testing, please email admin at reagent-tests.uk.


Are reagent tests legal? 1. June 2016

We are not aware of any countries in which reagent tests are illegal. The reagents are used in laboratories for testing other common compounds so banning them would be impractical.


How do you test LSD which is already on a blotter tab? 25. April 2016

The ehrlich reagent can be applied directly to blotter.

Other reagents need the blotter to be submerged in alcohol (rubbing alcohol works fine) first.