How To Use Our Test Kits
Here you can find our general test kit instructions. Please refer to each product's page for specific instructions as they can vary between kits.
General Test Kit Instructions
Knock the unopened ampoule several times against a hard surface, so the granules, which may be sticking to the inside of the ampoule wall, fall downwards.
Take the top of the ampoule between the thumb and index finger and snap off the top with the ampoule breaker.
Use the spatula to insert the suspect material (approx 20mg) into the ampoule. Make sure the powder does not contain any lumps, as this might influence the results of the test.
Use the spatula to stir the solution well for about 10 seconds. Make sure not to leave the spatula in the ampoule because it will melt if left in the ampoule. Let it stand for 5 minutes because the color will darken slowly.
Carefully shake the ampoule for 5 seconds to make the color homogeneous. Compare the colour from the reagent with the colour line printed on the ampoule.
After use, dispose the ampoules in the trash or glass bin.
Please check out this video on how to use out kits from our friends at End Overdose.
- Sensitivity and specificity: At-home kits may have limitations in terms of their ability to detect and distinguish certain impurities or adulterants accurately. They are typically designed to detect common substances but may not be capable of identifying all possible contaminants.
- Calibration: At-home kits do not go through intense calibration and quality control procedures as laboratory equipment, which may affect the accuracy and reliability of the results.
- Sample preparation: In a laboratory, samples can be carefully prepared and purified before analysis, ensuring a more accurate measurement of the drug or substance content. At-home kits rely on small and unrefined samples, which can introduce additional variability into the results.
- Quantification methods: At-home kits often rely on subjective visual assessments or simplified colour charts, which lack the precision necessary for determining exact percentages.