How To Test DMT

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How to Test DMT


Testing with just one or two spot kits for basic adulterant detection

If you can only purchase one spot kit, we recommend the Hofmann Spot Test Kit. This kit is capable of positively identifying DMT, and detecting a wide range of other substances, such as  5-MeO-DMT, MiPT, 5-MeO-MiPT, 4-HO-MiPT, and 4-HO-MET, among others.

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Testing with our recommended, substance-specific packages for a thorough evaluation 

For comprehensive, accurate drug identification, as well as detection of cutting agents, we recommend our DMT Spot Kit Package. In comparison to using just one spot kit, this package provides much more certainty when verifying a substance’s contents. It includes the Hofmann and the Mecke spot kits. Additionally, purchasing the package is more affordable than purchasing each spot kit individually. 

Hofmann is the base staple for positively identifying DMT. It also detects a wide range of other substances, such as 5-MeO-DMT, MiPT, 5-MeO-MiPT, 4-HO-MiPT, and 4-HO-MET.

Mecke serves as a secondary positive identification of DMT, as well as an additional check to rule out those substances / synthetic tryptamines (like 5-MeO-DMT, 4-HO-MiPT, DPT, and 4-HO-MET) posing as DMT.

Confirming results with a second 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.


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 DMT with our separation kits, we recommend the Juno Separation Package, which includes the Hofmann and Mecke reagents, among many other useful spot kits. 

Alternatively, you could purchase the Curiosity (Pro Level) Separation Package, which includes both of the necessary spot kits, along with every other reagent available on our site—perfect for versatile testing in the future.

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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.