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Detecting Drug Residue, Pills and Powder

Information on detecting drug residue, pills and powder.

What forms of drug can be tested?

  • Powders or ash.
    Yes, pen tests are designed to screen and detect many illicit and prescribed drugs.
  • Liquids.
    Yes, place a very small amount of the suspect liquid on test paper and test.
  • Solids (tablets).
    Yes, cut the tablet in half and swipe the center of the cut half onto the test paper and test.
  • Encapsulated substances.
    Yes, but open the capsule and test or if it’s a pellet-type substance, then smash before testing.

Detecting Drug Residue

Preparing a Pen test for use.

  1. Holding the pen test upright, squeeze the plastic tube in the middle to break the ampules inside. (Figure 1.)
  2. Hold finger over pen tip and shake for ten seconds to mix chemicals. (Figure 2.)
  3. Remove the cap whilst pointing the tube away from you. Point the tube tip down and empty a few drops to to the special paper to cover the sampling area.

Detecting Drug Residue

Preparing the test paper for use.

  • Remove paper in direction of arrow and remove or bend back the yellow backing.
    Note: The paper backing need not be completely removed. Bend back half way then use exposed paper surface to swipe.
  • If backing is removed, place your thumb where there is no glue on the collection side of the paper.

Detecting Drug Residue

Detecting Drug Residue with test paper.

  • Swipe the test paper over the suspect area. (Figure 4.)
  • Drip a small drop of liquid on to the paper. (Figure 5.)
  • Read the results on the test paper. (Figure 6.)

Detecting Drug Residue, Pills and Powder

  • Compare figure 6. with the color chart.

Detecting Drug Residue

The Pen Test Components. What’s inside?

  • Aluminum Pouch.
  • Pen Test.
  • Instructions and Color Chart.
  • Two Collection Papers.
Detecting Drug Residue

Diagram: Example – COCA Pen Test.

Benefits of using D4D Pen Test for detecting drug residue.

  • Low cost.
  • This general screening test is capable of detecting nearly two dozen drugs with one application.
  • It has the ability to test visible substances and trace residues that cannot be seen.
  • The tests do not destroy evidence.
  • No special disposal procedures for tests
  • Safe to use with quick results and no previous knowledge to use.

Detecting Drug Residue

Here are some of the major drugs the D4D pen test can detect.

  • Marijuana.
  • Bath Salts.
  • K2 Spice.
  • PCP Phencyclidine.
  • Amphetamine.
  • Heroin.
  • Opiates.
  • Buprenorphine.
  • Methadone.
  • LSD.
  • Methamphetamine – Meth.
  • Ecstasy.
  • Ketamine and More.

In fact there are only two combination kits needed to catch virtually any drug. The first example is D4D plus COCA. These two kits when used together are a matched pair for testing for drugs.

Detecting Drug Residue, Pills and Powder

The D4D catches all but a few drugs and the COCA test rounds out the general screening for cocaine and crack. The second combination pen test example is D4D and C&H. These two pen test kits when used together are a matched pair for detecting and identifying over 22 drugs.

Benefits of using D4D and C&H Pen Test for detecting and identifying drug residue.

  • Low cost.
  • The general screening test D4D is capable of detecting nearly two dozen drugs with one application.
  • The multiple drug detection and identification C&H pen test will confirm many of the drugs screened by pen test D4D.
  • C&H pen test is able to positively identify over ten different drugs.
  • They both have the ability to test visible substances and trace residues that cannot be seen.
  • The tests do not destroy evidence.
  • No special disposal procedures for testing.
  • Safe to use with quick results and no previous knowledge to use.

Detecting Drug Residue

Here are some of the major drugs the C&H pen test can identify.

  • Cocaine.
  • Cocaine base.
  • Methamphetamine.
  • Methadone.
  • Ketamine.
  • Ephedrine.
  • Pure Heroin.
  • LSD.
  • Phenobarbital.
  • Buprenorphine.

In conclusion, you can see that by using the D4D test with either COCA or C&H can be a huge benefit when trying to detect and identify unknown substances. We know they work really well because airports, the military and the DEA all use them for drug screening.

How to use Pen Tests.

Collecting a sample for detecting drug residue.

Collecting substances for analysis is really quite simple, swipe a suspect area on a surface or touch a substance you wish to test with their respective test papers. Compare the color on the test papers with the color charts included in the pen test kits. You can even detect trace amounts of drug residue that can not be seen with the naked eye.

detecting drug residue test for marijuana

Test paper confirming Marijuana.

 

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