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How do I pay? 7. February 2019

You will receive an email with our bank details to transfer to. Alternatively, you can pay with Bitcoin.


Does the speed of reaction (to reagents) relate at all to the strength of the dosage? ie quicker = strong? 31. January 2019

Yes it does, but it also relates to the temperature, the age of the reagents and some other minor factors so it is not an accurate measurement.


How long do you usually take to check my direct bank transfer and fulfill my order? 29. January 2019

If you’re in the UK we usually confirm orders within 1 day. Fulfillment time depends on the shipping method you have selected.


What reagent is suitable for testing DMT? Do you stock an equivalent to the Hoffman reagent? 15. January 2019

The MDMA & Psychedelics Multipack is the best option for testing DMT. It contains the ehrlich reagent which is a “binary test” for the presence of compounds in the DMT family (technical term: indole-containing substances). If it stays clear then there is no DMT present in the sample.

If the ehrlich reagent goes purple then you can corroborate with other tests as follows:

Reagent Reaction with pure DMT
Ehrlich Purple
Marquis Orange > Brown
Mecke Yellow > V. Dark Green
Froehde No change

If the froehde reagent changes colour then you know that other compounds are present.

One of the challenges with drugs from plant origins is that plants contain many compounds and these are extracted by the same process. This makes it very hard to tell if any “other chemical” is from the plant or if it has been added by the person making or selling the compound. We recommend that the Best Practice is to discard any drug which has any  reaction not compatible with the pure form of the expected substance.


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.


So isn’t any of your reagents suitable for testing modafinil with sufficient confidence? 8. January 2019

Yes, all of our reagents can be used to test modafinil. Please email us for more information.


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 would I know if PMA is present in an MDMA sample? 18. December 2018

This is tricky, as you know, MDMA gives a strongly coloured reaction but PMMA and PMA give weaker reactions.

Ultimately this speaks for the fact that using drugs is always dangerous – even pure MDMA with no adulterants carries significant risks. Fortunately, mixing of these two substances is phenomenally rare, with just a few cases recorded in europe in the last decade.

To have the best chance of seeing when things are amiss:

  1. Test with multiple reagents
  2. Gently separate your sample and test several particles, taking care to select ones which look different
  3. Carefully observe for any unexpected dilutions in the centre of the reaction liquid, and for unexpected colour changes at the edges.

Reagent tests are a great way to reduce risks but to reiterate, they cannot eliminate the risks associated with using drugs.


How long do opened reagents last outside of the fridge? 7. October 2018

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. The froehde is the best and can even last more than 12 months when stored out of the fridge.


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.


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.