How to test AMPHETAMINE?

How to test amphetamine: if you intend to use amphetamine, first you need a amphetamine test kit to check it for adulterants. Pure amphetamine usually is white and can’t be identified by appearence. To test amphetamine use reagent tests Marquis, Mecke, Robadope and Simon’s in single-use or multiple-use test kits. To detect all ingredients and estimate potency it’s required to use additional purity test kitsTo detect fentanyl or test for fentanyl analogs it’s recommended to use fentanyl test strips.


Reagents presumptively indicate PRESENCE, but not PURITY or QUANTITY. Use different reagent tests to improve accuracy and to detect adulterants – 90% of adulterants will react with 1 out of 3 tests, and 95% with 1 out of 5. To detect all ingredients and estimate potency it’s required to use an additional purity test kit
A positive or negative test result does not indicate if the substance is safe. No substance is 100% safe.

TL;DR: Here is an image with a quick cheat sheet how to use the amphetamine test kit, or check out more detailed guide on how to test amphetamine further below.

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What test kit do I need to test amphetamine (“speed”)?

SAMPLE RECOMMENDED TEST KITS
Amphetamine
Methamphetamine


How can I test amphetamine?

BEFORE using an amphetamine test kit

  • It’s RECOMMENDED to record the reaction to compare later

STEP ONE for testing meth/amphetamine powder / crystals / paste

  • Take and finely crush a small piece, no bigger than a head of a needle – like this •.
  • Put it on a suitable testing plate, preferably a spot test plate or the bottom/underside of a ceramic mug (example). *If using single-use vials insert the sample and observe, as the reagent is already within.
  • Add one (or two) drops of Marquis reagent test (or other supplied) on the sample and wait for the results.
  • Check reagent test results with instructions.

How to use an amphetamine test kit?

  • Check test results with Marquis test kit: if testing meth/amphetamine there should be orange color change.
  • To tell apart meth from amphetamine, use Robadope reagent (turns pink with primary amines, like amphetamine) or Simon’s (turns instantly blue with secondary amines, like methamphetamine).

STEP TWO testing amphetamine for adulterants

According to EMCDDA amphetamine is usually adulterated with caffeine and creatine, however it can contain potent new psychoactive substances.

  • To detect amphetamine adulterants (or any other primary amine’s, like 2C-B or MDA) use reagent tests:
    • Simon’s (for MDMA, meth, mephedrone, methylone or PMMA)
    • Zimmermann (for secondary and tertiary cathinones, e.g. a-PVP, 4-MMC and derivatives)
  • Mandelin reagent can detect PMA/PMMA (brown color change) even if meth/amphetamine is present
  • Find full information in instructions and color charts, videos and the app

Next choose a purity testing kit. It enables you to detect all sample ingredients at once, however still requires reagent tests to identify substances.

  • To estimate amphetamine purity (number of ingredients and their concentration) use the Substance Purity Test Kit.
  • To precisly estimate MDMA purity use the MDMA Purity Test Kit, which in addition includes a calibrated plastic ruler.

AFTER using an amphetamine test kit

  • OPTIONAL: Pour baking soda over a finished reaction to neutralize used reagents.
  • Wash testing surface under running water.

FAQ

  • Paste. If your substance is not dry, put it on a radiator for 24 hours before testing.
  • Fizzing. Any synthetic drug in a form of salt will bubble with most reagent tests, which are strong acids. If you see only fizzing instead of color change, that can indicate presence of a new psychoactive substance.
  • Speed of the reaction does not indicate quantity nor purity. However, if you are having trouble interpreting your result try using a bigger sample or crushing it better before testing.
  • How many tests can you get from one test kit? A multiple-use test kit lasts up to 100 (5 ml) or 200 (10 ml) tests. Each drop equals one test. A single use-test kit contains 2 disposable ampoules (2 tests).

All amphetamine test results:

TEST AMPHETAMINE
MARQUIS Orange
MECKE No color change
MANDELIN Dark green
LIEBERMANN Orange > Red
FROEHDE No color change
EHRLICH No color change
HOFMANN No color change
SIMON’S No color change
ROBADOPE Slow pink
SCOTT No full color change
ZIMMERMANN No color change

Amphetamine test did not react as indicated? Watch out!
All test results are available in our instructions and the TestDrugs app.

How to check if reagent for testing amphetamine works?

  • Test any substance and compare color reactions with instructions. It’s easiest to use aspirin – Marquis reagent reacts to it with a slow pink color change.
  • Keep a sample to compare later in case of doubt. If control sample reacts fine, it means the reagent still works.

Looking where to buy a kit for testing amphetamine?

How can I detect fentanyl?

BEFORE using a fentanyl test strip

  • It’s RECOMMENDED to test each and every dose. Because of extreme potency (microgram range) fentanyl is never evenly mixed in.

STEP ONE for testing fentanyl powder / pills / spice

  • Dissolve 100-200 mg in at least 125 ml of water (half a cup).
  • Grab a test strip by blue end and insert it into the liquid, no higher than the blue line.
  • Wait until liquid starts visibly moving up the test strip (up to 15 seconds).
  • Put the test strip away on a flat dry surface and read the result in 2 minutes.

How to use a fentanyl test strip?

  • Check test strip results: a single line confirms the presence of fentanyl, while two lines (even faint) rule it out.

Next choose a purity testing kit. It enables you to detect all sample ingredients at once, however still requires reagent tests to identify substances.

How to test AMPHETAMINE?

Fentanyl test did not react as indicated? Watch out!
All test results are available in our instructions and the TestDrugs app.

 

FAQ

  • Faint line. Even faint second line result is enough to rule out the presence of fentanyl.
  • Injecting. If you inject you especially need to test each and every dose. It’s best to test the spoon (or cooker) residue every time before use.
  • Speed of the reaction does not indicate quantity nor purity. However, if you are having trouble interpreting your result try using a bigger sample or crushing it better before testing.
  • How many tests can you get from one test kit? A single fentanyl test strip is enough for one test.

Looking where to buy a test kit for fentanyl?

 

List of all PRO Test guides how to test drugs:

How to test 2C-B?
How to test MDA?
How to test MDMA?
How to test LSD?
How to test DMT?
How to test FENTANTYL?
How to test COCAINE?
How to test KETAMINE?
How to test MEPHEDRONE?
How to test AMPHETAMINE?
How to test METHAMPHETAMINE?
How to test HEROIN (opioids)?
How to test THC and CBD?

and how to detect cuts or other adulterants:

How to detect LEVAMISOLE?
How to detect PMA/PMMA?
How to detect FENTANYL?
How to detect NBOMes?

HARM REDUCTION

A positive or negative reaction does not indicate if the substance is safe. Learn more at erowid.org.