How To Test Heroin

SKYLAB Separation Test Kits

How to Test Heroin & Pain Pills


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 heroin 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 positively identifying heroin, as well as detecting a wide range of cutting agents like DXM, O-desmethyltramadol, and codeine, among others.

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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 Heroin & Pain Pills 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 Froehde spot kits. Additionally, purchasing the package is more affordable than purchasing each kit individually. 

Marquis is the base staple for positively identifying heroin, and detecting a wide range of cutting agents, such as DXM, O-desmethyltramadol, and codeine, among others.

Mecke and Froehde provide further verification by also positively identifying heroin, as well as detecting several potential adulterants.

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.

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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 heroin or other pain pills with our separation kits, we recommend the Juno Separation Package, which includes the necessary reagents (the Marquis, Mecke, and Froehde spot kits) 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.

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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.