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Hi, can you use these to test ecstasy pills? 6. June 2019

Ecstasy is a name for tablets which (are supposed to) contain MDMA. Therefore our MDMA testing multipack is ideal for ecstasy pill testing.


Can i take this from the UK to Ibiza via plane with me? 3. June 2019

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.


Have noticed after a few months a discolouration occurring with the test liquids. 1. June 2019

Reagents are reactive enough that they slowly react with their surroundings including oxygen, humidity, the dropper system in the bottle and even spontaneously with themselves in some cases. This is the reason that they have a shelf life of 1 year. During this time they will discolour slowly but they will still function as normal. Keeping the lid on securely limits the amount of oxygen and humidity that can get in, and refrigerating slows these reactions down.


How would you test 1P-LSD? And what should I expect when testing? 28. May 2019

The LSD-like part of 1P-LSD is prevented from reacting with the ehrlich reagent (which is used for LSD) and this causes the reaction to purple to be very slow. This makes it hard to conclusively test. We recommend ehrlich to check for other LSD-analogues being used instead of 1P-LSD and the froehde and marquis reagent to look for non-LSD-like psychedelics being added to the blotter.

LSD analogues have similar safety profiles but strong reactions with marquis or froehde are big warning alarms.

Note that microdosing solutions must be dried to a residue prior to testing.


Where is my package 10. May 2019

Please email us for questions about specific orders.


why do I need to use all 3 -marquirs, forehde and mecke for MDMA testing and not just marquirs on it’s own? 6. May 2019

A single reagent may not detect all compounds, or may give the same colour for two different substances. Different reagents react differently, so increase the chance of detecting when something is amiss.

 


How will an order show up on my bank statement? 13. April 2019

An abbreviation of the company name. No product details.


When do the reagents expire out of the fridge. 18. March 2019

It depends on temperature, light exposure and frequency of use (this impacts how much oxygen gets in and how much moisture gets in. The moisture that gets in is affected by the humidity when the bottle is opened) so there’s no one exact answer but the reagents will still last many months. If they are kept refrigerated and cared for well, they last 11-24 months. If they are kept out of the fridge then they last 6-18 months (depending on the reagent).


What size is the white box? 14. January 2019

Small enough to fit through any normal letterbox


Is packaging discrete? 8. January 2019

It’s a white box with nothing but your name and address on it.


My bottle isn’t full up to the top 5. January 2019

We package our 2 mL portions of reagent into 5 mL bottles to ensure more consistent drop rate as the bottle empties. The 2mL of liquid in the bottle will still give between 30-40 tests, as advertised.


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.


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.