Pill testing is a process used to identify substances contained within a pill, usually illicit substances.
Reagent testing kits
A test is done by taking a small scraping from a pill and placing it in the reagent testing liquid. The liquid will change colour when reacting with different chemicals to indicate the presence of certain substances. Testing with a reagent kit does not indicate the pill is safe. While the testing process does show some particular substances are present, it may not show a harmful substance unaccounted for by the testing process. Testing kits are distributed on a not-for-profit basis by Dancesafe and commercially.
|MDMA||dark purple||dark purple||dark purple||blue||no reaction|
|MDEA||dark purple||dark purple||dark purple||blue||no reaction|
|MDA||dark purple||dark purple||dark purple||no reaction||red|
|Methamphetamine||(dark) green||orange/brown||no reaction||blue||no reaction|
|Amphetamine||(dark) green||orange/brown||no reaction||no reaction||red|
|PMA||green to brown||no reaction||no reaction||no reaction||red|
|Ketamine||orange/brown||no reaction||no reaction||no reaction||no reaction|
|2C-B||no reaction||green||yellow/brown||no reaction||red|
|2C-I||no reaction||yellow to green||dark brown||no reaction||red|
|DXM||no reaction||grey with smoke||yellow||no reaction||no reaction|
|Opiates||no reaction||pink/red/purple||green||no reaction||no reaction|
|2C-T-xx||no reaction||no reaction||yellow to purple||no reaction||no reaction|
|4-MEC||unknown||no reaction||light green||unknown||unknown|
Reagent testers might show the colour of the desired substance while not showing a different colour for a more dangerous additive.
- 2014 documentary What's In My Baggie? deals with adulterants and additives in recreational drugs.
- "Adulterant Screening Kit Instructions". DanceSafe. Retrieved 2012-02-28.
- TheAzo. "Marquis/Mecke/Mandellin results for stim/empathogen/2C-X, RC's & more". Archived from the original on 2012-02-05. Retrieved 2013-03-22.
- Home pill testing doesn't show up PMA in a pill in Youtube.
- What's In My Baggie? in Youtube.