How to Test Cocaine
LEVEL 1 – BASIC EVALUATION
Testing with just one or two spot kits for basic adulterant detection
Due to the rising prevalence of the highly dangerous synthetic opioid, fentanyl, appearing in cocaine samples—if you can only purchase one kit—we recommend our FentKits as an absolute necessity. This ensures fentanyl and its analogs are not present in your sample. A close second place for usefulness is our Marquis Spot Test Kit, which is capable of detecting a wide range of cutting agents like methamphetamine, various cathinones (bath salts), 2-FMA, 4-FMA, and 2-FA, among others.
LEVEL 2 – COMPREHENSIVE EVALUATION (RECOMMENDED)
Testing with our recommended, substance-specific packages for a thorough evaluation
For comprehensive, accurate drug identification, detection of cutting agents, as well testing for the presence of fentanyl, we recommend our Cocaine Spot Kit Package. In comparison to using just one spot kit, this package provides much more certainty when verifying a substance’s contents. This package includes ten FentKits, as well as the Marquis, Mecke, and Liebermann spot kits. Additionally, purchasing the package is more affordable than purchasing each spot kit individually.
Marquis and Mecke are both used to detect cathinones (bath salts), 4F-aPVP, Adderall, 2-FA, 2-FMA, methamphetamine, a-PVP, lidocaine, a-PHP, a-PVT, 4-FMA, and other adulterants.
Liebermann checks for cathinones (bath salts), 4-EMC, methylphenidate, a-PPP, 4-BMC, 4-MEC, ephedrine, 2-FA, 2-FMA, levamisole, methamphetamine, amphetamine, a-PVP, a-PHP, mexedrone, pentedrone, a-PVT, and 4-FMA, 4F-aPVP, and 3-MMC, among others.
Confirming results with a second and third test kit is highly recommended, because it provides more accuracy when verifying a substance’s contents, and can even reveal the presence of otherwise hidden adulterants.
NOTE: Our Cocaine Spot Kit Package is designed to detect dangerous substances cut into cocaine, instead of positively identifying cocaine. We do not offer a test kit that can positively identify cocaine. This is intentional. There are kits available that claim to identify cocaine—such as the Scott’s reagent and modified Scott’s. After thoroughly evaluating each, we observed that these kits will indicate false positive results when testing dozens, if not hundreds of substances that are not cocaine. This renders them completely useless. We do not provide products that are highly unreliable, or easily manipulatable—so we have chosen not to offer these reagents, and to stick with reliable and confirmed adulterant detection only.
LEVEL 3 – HIGHEST CERTAINTY EVALUATION
Testing with our Skylab Separation Kit package for the most reliable results available without sending your sample to a laboratory
Our Skylab Separation Kits have the ability to separate mixed substances—allowing you to identify each different component of the mixture individually. A significant advantage of these kits is that they provide an approximate sense of how much of each substance is present—a feature otherwise only possible using full laboratory analysis.
For testing cocaine with our separation kits, we recommend the Juno Separation Package, which includes the Marquis, Mecke, and Liebermann reagents, among other useful spot kits. You would need to separately purchase our FentKits (fentanyl testing strips) to ensure your sample is not laced with fentanyl.
Alternatively, you could purchase the Curiosity (Pro Level) Separation Package, which includes all of the necessary spot kits, along with every other reagent available on our site—perfect for versatile testing in the future.
For more information detailing the differences in our test kits, as well as instructions for how to use them, please visit the “Our Types of Test Kits” page. For comprehensive instructions on how to use our Skylab Separation Test Kits, please refer to the “Skylab Separation Test Kit Basics” page.